Darnella Frazier receives an honorable mention from the jury of the prestigious American Pulitzer Prizes for capturing the high-profile murder of black man George Floyd with her phone last year. He suffocated when a white cop pressed a knee to his neck for minutes.
The images of teenage Frazier, which show Floyd complaining that he couldn’t breathe, went viral. It highlights “the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice,” the jury said.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune won a Pulitzer Prize for the scoop on Floyd’s murder, while the news agency Reuters and magazine The Atlantic shared the prize for explanatory reporting on the incident. There were also prizes for reporting on the corona pandemic.
The Pulitzer Prizes, including for top journalism, are an idea of the American newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), who had laid it down in his will. They have been awarded since 1917.
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Jury Pulitzer Prize honors creator of images of George Floyd’s murder | Abroad
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