This year's Pulitzer Prize Board awarded its first Audio Reporting award to the staff of This American Life, for a piece on the Trump administration's

2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners Include 'This American Life' - See A Full List

R. Gates/Getty Images There were a couple firsts in this year's announcement of the winners of the Pulitzer Prize. "It goes without saying that today, we announce the Pulitzer winners in deeply trying times," said Dana Canedy, the administrator of the prizes, from her living room. "Despite relentless assaults on objective truth, coordinated efforts to undermine our nation's free press, and persistent economic headwinds, journalists continue to pursue and deliver essential facts and truths to keep us safe and protect our democracy." The winning episode, " The Out Crowd ," covered the impact on individuls of President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policies. Wells — the journalist and suffragist who spent the 1890s documenting lynching in the United States. On the Arts and Letters side, author Colson Whitehead won his second Pulitzer for his novel, The Nickel Boys . It'sbased on a real-life Florida reform school where students were physically and sexually abused ( Whitehead previously won in 2017 for his book The Underground Railroad ). The board awarded the drama prize to Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop — a musical about a gay Black man working as an usher at a Broadway show, writing a musical about a gay Black man working as an usher at a Broadway show. National Reporting: T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi, ProPublica and Dominic Gates, Steve Miletich, Mike Baker and Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times International Reporting: The staff of the New York Times Feature Writing: Ben Taub, The New Yorker Commentary: Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Criticism: Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Editorial Writing: Jeffery Gerritt, Palestine Herald-Press Editorial Cartooning: Bary Blitt, The New Yorker Breaking News Photography: The photography staff of Reuters Feature Photography: Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin, The Associated Press Audio Reporting: This American Life Drama: A Strange Loop, by Michael R. Jackson History: Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, by W. Caleb McDaniel Biography: Sontag: Her Life and Work, by Benjamin Moser Poetry: The Tradition, by Jericho Brown General Nonfiction: The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care , by Anne Boyer and The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America , by Greg Grandin Music: The Central Park Five , by Anthony Davis Fiction: The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead

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