The Latest:’Fairview’ wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

“Fairview” begins as a contemporary national comedy between a well-off black family and ends with the invisible fourth wall destroyed and the audience pulled down a rabbit hole between race and identity.

The Pulitzer board called it a”hard-hitting drama which examines race at a highly conceptual, layered structure, finally bringing audiences to the actors’ community to face deep-seated prejudices.”

The play was originally commissioned and produced by Soho Rep and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Sibblies Drury is New York City-based playwright whose plays include”Truly,”Social Creatures” and”We Are Proud to Present a Demo.”


3:45 p.m.

Three Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded to papers for their coverage of gun violence.

The Pulitzer for public service was granted Monday for its policy of this mass shooting in February 2018, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida into the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Seventeen pupils and employees were killed in the shooting.

The trophy for breaking news reporting went to went for coverage of their mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue at Pittsburgh last October. 11 people were killed by that attack.

The Capital Gazette was provided a special citation for courage and its coverage at Annapolis, Maryland in the face of a massacre on its own newsroom. Program was published on by the newspaper the day after the shooting claimed five staffers’ lives. The man had a grudge from the paper.


3:40 p.m.

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have been awarded Pulitzer Prizes to their reporting.

The Journal won its Pulitzer for its own investigations of money payments payable from the president’s previous lawyer, Michael Cohen, to quiet girls who claimed to have had affairs with Trump in reporting.

Even the New York Times had been given a Pulitzer in reporting while decreasing inheritance tax for investigation of Trump family tax strategies that helped the president’s father pass to his kids millions of bucks.

Trump has denied using affairs.

He’s also denied that his household did anything incorrect regarding his taxes, calling the Times report a”hit piece.”


3:35 p.m.

Aretha Franklin was given an honorary Pulitzer Prize, mentioned posthumously for her career.

Pulitzer judges also awarded Richard Powers’ innovative novel”The Overstory” the fiction prize and called David W. Blight’s 900-page”Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” that the best work of background.

On Monday, the biography trophy went into Jeffrey C. Stewart’s”The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke,” and the play award to”Fairview,” by Jackie Sibblies Drury. The poetry award has been given to Forrest Gander’s elegiac”Be With.”

Franklin, who died , would be the very first woman singled out for an Pulitzer, that has been given to Bob Dylan and John Coltrane.


3:30 p.m.

A team of Associated Press journalists has won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting to their work agendas violence, graft and torture in Yemen civil war.

The decoration was announced in New York at Columbia University.

Photographer Nariman El-Mofty reporter Maggie Michael and videographer Maad al-Zikry spent suffering in Yemen and discovering atrocities.

In a string of tales, they told of how individuals in portions of Yemen were reduced to eating leaves while officials distracted food aid.

Reuters also won for international reporting for work which cost two of its own staffers their libertyshedding light to a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by security forces in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Kyaw Soe Oo and reporters Wa Lone are currently working out a seven-year sentence after being convicted of violating the nation’s Official Secrets Act. Their fans say both have been styled in retaliation for their reporting.


9:10 a.m.

The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts are set to be shown.

This year’s honorees will be announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.

The journalism awards may recognize exceptional work in 2018 by U.S. newspapers, magazines and online outlets. There are 14 classes such as reporting, photos, criticism, comment and cartoons.

Arts prizes are given in seven categories, including fiction, drama and songs.

The very first journalism awards were given in 1917, and they’ve begun to be regarded as the field’s most prestigious honor in the U.S.

Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer established the contest.

A gold trophy is received by winners of this service award.