Star Tribune wins Pulitzer for Floyd coverage

PTI | Minneapolis | Updated: 11-06-2021 22:56 IST | Created: 11-06-2021 22:56 IST
Star Tribune wins Pulitzer for Floyd coverage
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The Star Tribune, of Minneapolis, has won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd and the resulting civil unrest that tore through the city.

Floyd, a Black man, died as he was being pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for 9 minutes, 29 seconds sparked a wave of protests, first in the Twin Cities and then nationwide.

Star Tribune journalists covered the rage in Minneapolis, where protesters burned buildings including a police station. The Pulitzer board called the coverage “urgent, authoritative and nuanced.” Chauvin was later convicted of murder.

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