Dean Baquet (C), executive editor of The New York Times, celebrates the announcement of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes in The Times office in New York, U.S., April 10, 2017. Sam Hodgson/Courtesy The New York Times/Handout via REUTERS
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The Pulitzer Prizes Monday honored The Washington Post for hard-hitting reporting on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and The New York Times for revealing Vladimir Putin's covert power grab, praising their probing of powerful people despite a hostile climate for the news media. The Daily News of New York and ProPublica, a web-based platform specializing in investigative journalism, won the prize for public service journalism for coverage of New York police abuses that forced mostly poor minorities from their homes.The Pulitzers, the most prestigious honors in American journalism, have been awarded since 1917, often going to famed publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
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