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S. Korean photographer wins Pulitzer Prize

17 April 2019

It's a dream for many to win a Grammy Award but for a select few of the most talented artists in the world, you may get to walk away with a Pulitzer Prize when it's all said and done.

The 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced on Monday, paid special attention to investigations involving Donald Trump and reporting on gun safety.

The committee also gave a special citation to the staff of the Capital Gazette, a paper in Annapolis, Md. that was the subject of a deadly attack in June that resulted in the murder of five employees.

A posthumous citation was made to Aretha Franklin "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades".

A man with a longstanding grudge against the Capital Gazette is charged with the attack.

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Winners in the field of news reporting included the Wall Street Journal for its investigations of discreet payments orchestrated by Michael Cohen to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Donald Trump before he became the U.S. president.

Three Los Angeles Times reporters also won a Pulitzer for their investigation into a gynecologist accused of abusing hundreds of students at the University of Southern California.

In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in NY.

Franklin, who died last summer, was the first woman singled out for an honorary Pulitzer, which has been given to Bob Dylan and John Coltrane among others.

The Pulitzer Price for worldwide reporting went to Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry, and Nariman El-Mofty of the Associated Press for their coverage of the war in Yemen, and to Reuters journalists for stunning reports on the expulsion and murder of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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The Queen of Soul is now a Pulitzer Prize victor.

Reuters was honoured for worldwide reporting for its coverage of atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Blight was honored in the history category for his new biography on Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became a prominent activist, author, and public speaker. The drama prize went to "Fairview", by Jackie Sibblies Drury, and Eliza Griswold's "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America" won for general nonfiction.

In the cultural field, Jackie Sibblies Drury's play Fairview, which examined white people's obsession with African American stereotypes, has won the Pulitzer for drama.

The poetry prize was won by Forrest Gander for 'Be With'.

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Reuters' South Korean photographer Kim Kyung-hoon won a Pulitzer Prize on Tuesday for his work on Central American migrants.

S. Korean photographer wins Pulitzer Prize