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WSJ is a finalist in two Pulitzer categories

June 11, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal was a finalist in two categories for the Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced on Friday.

In national reporting, The Journal was a finalist for “its series of stories documenting how nursing home residents were hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic, partially because of improper decisions made by government officials.”

In international reporting, The Journal was a finalist for “an authoritative and deeply reported portrait of China’s nationalist leader Xi Jinping and his increasingly authoritarian control of the state, its economy, and politics, conducted even after the news organization was expelled from the country.”

Also in international reporting, BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists was a finalist for “a massive reporting project that yielded sweeping revelations about the ongoing role of some of the world’s biggest banks in facilitating international money laundering and the trafficking of goods and people, corruption that continues to frustrate regulators across the world.”

In feature writing, Greg Jaffe of The Washington Post was a finalist for “deeply reported stories that powerfully depict the suffering and dislocation endured by Americans who lost their jobs after the sudden collapse of South Florida’s tourist economy in the pandemic.”

In investigative reporting, Margie Mason and Robin McDowell of the Associated Press was a finalist for “their compelling examination of the abusive practices of international palm oil producers, including forced labor targeting women and children, culminating in congressional oversight and an import ban.”

Last year, a team of Seattle Times reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on Monday for its coverage of Boeing Co. and the 737 Max crisis, and New York Times reporter Brian Rosenthal won in the investigative reporting category for his reporting on the taxi industry.

See all of the winners and finalists here.

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