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Capital Gazette awarded Pulitzer Prize for coverage of mass shooting

Posted: 4:55 PM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 10:28:18-04
Photos: Nation remembers slain journalists of The Capital Gazette

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Capital Gazette newspaper was awarded a Pulitzer Prize citation for their response and coverage of the mass shooting that killed five of their journalists in June 2018.

During a time where the newspaper staff was dealing with the grief of their fellow journalists who lost their lives, the Special Awards and Citation division for Pulitzer Prize said the newspaper demonstrated commitment to covering the news and serving their community.

The Pulitzer win for journalism features a variety of 21 categories that include music, poetry, and drama. Aside from the categorical win, the Capital Gazette was awarded the organization's Special Citation along with Aretha Franklin.

The Special Citation awarded to the newspaper also honors the journalists, staff, and editorial board for their courage in response to the tragic incident.

READ MORE: 5 dead, multiple injuries at Capital Gazette offices

The award comes with a $100,000 donation by the Pulitzer Board to be used to further the newspaper’s journalistic mission.

To read more on their Pulitzer win, click here .