Pulizter prize

MAY 12

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Why in news?

  • A team of four Indian photographers from Reuters news agency — slain photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave — have won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for their coverage of the Covid-19 crisis in India.

What is Pulitzer Prize?

  • It is the most coveted award for journalists from across the world, the Pulitzer is announced by America’s Columbia University and bestowed on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
  • The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States.
  • It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer.
  • Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories

Add ons:

  • A member of the Ghadar Party in America, Indian-American journalist Gobind Behari Lal, was the first from India to win the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1937.

PRACTICE QUESTION

Consider the following statements regardingPulizter Prize’:

1. It is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States

2. No Indian had won the award so far.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer