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The 2022 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced yesterday, with much of the recognition awarded to local newsrooms. 

Among the winners are The Washington Post (Public Service) for its account of the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol and the Miami Herald (Breaking News) for its coverage of the Surfside, Florida, condominium collapse. A special citation was awarded to the journalists of Ukraine for reporting during Russia’s invasion of their country. 

Separately, the Local Reporting award went to Madison Hopkins of the Better Government Association and Cecilia Reyes of the Chicago Tribune for their examination of Chicago’s failed building- and fire-safety code enforcement. Staff from the Tampa Bay Times (Investigative Reporting) were recognized for their exposure of toxic hazards inside Florida’s only battery-recycling plant. 

The Pulitzer Prize is one of the highest distinctions in the US for journalism, literature, and music. Awardees take home $15K and a certificate, while the Public Service winner receives a gold medal. See the full list of winners here.