Ferguson, Ebola, and Secret Service Coverage Honored with Pulitzers

News coverage of unrest in Ferguson, the Ebola crisis, the Secret Service, Medicare, and plenty of other subjects was recognized with today’s announcements of the Pulitzer Prize winners.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch was on the ground in Ferguson when protests broke out months ago, over the death of Michael Brown, and the harrowing photos they took earned them a Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography. They were recognized for their “powerful images of the despair and anger in Ferguson, MO, stunning photojournalism that served the community while informing the country.”

You can check out the photos they won for here.

The New York Times was recognized with two Pulitzers for its coverage of Ebola in Africa; one for its “courageous front-line reporting and vivid human stories,” and one for freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak, who captured some pretty harrowing photos of how the virus has spread.

And if you’ve heard anything about the Secret Service in the last few months, most likely it’s originated from reporting done by The Washington Post‘s Carol Leonnig. Leonnig was honored for her “smart, persistent coverage” of the Secret Service and the lapses they’ve experienced recently.

South Carolina’s Post and Courier, The Wall Street Journal, and the Times all won Pulitzers for series they did on, respectively, domestic abuse, Medicare, the lobbying industry.

You can watch the official announcement video here:

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