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NYT’s Ebola coverage wins Pulitzer

A Red Cross burial team prepares to remove the body of an Ebola victim in central Monrovia, Liberia, in a photograph taken by Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times. —PHOTO: AP

A Red Cross burial team prepares to remove the body of an Ebola victim in central Monrovia, Liberia, in a photograph taken by Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times. —PHOTO: AP  

The New York Times on Monday won three prestigious Pulitzer Prizes and a St. Louis newspaper took the breaking news photography award for its coverage of racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, won the coveted award for public service journalism for an investigative series on why South Carolina is among the deadliest States for women in the country.

The New York Times staff shared the prize for international reporting for its coverage of the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa, announced the Pulitzer committee at Columbia University in New York.

The paper’s Eric Lipton took the prize for investigative reporting on the influence of lobbyists.

A freelance photographer for the Times , Daniel Berehulak, won the feature photography award for what the committee called his “gripping, courageous” Ebola coverage.

No longer a journalist

A Pulitzer prize came a bit too late for Rob Kuznia (39), who had to quit journalism because it didn’t pay enough. LA Observed, a news website which contacted Mr. Kuznia after the prestigious award was announced, reported that he quit journalism last year and now works as a publicist for the USC Shoah Foundation — an organisation dedicated to documenting eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust and other genocides. — AFP

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