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‘Washington Post’ and ‘Guardian U.S.’ Win Pulitzers for Snowden Stories

Despite the controversy surrounding leaked documents outlining the NSA’s domestic spying program, both The Washington Post and The Guardian U.S. won Pulitzers for their reporting in the Edward Snowden story. The former intelligence contractor intentionally leaked numerous documents to the outlets, that then made the public aware of the government’s seizure of private communications records and correspondence. The two newspapers were recognized in the Public Service category. The staff of The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer for Breaking News Reporting for their coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, its aftermath and the massive manhunt that followed. Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity was given the prize for Investigative Reporting for “his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts.” You can see the rest of the award winners here

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