‘The Post and Courier’ Is a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Emanuel AME Church Shooting Journalism and Photography

The Post and Courier was recognized for its reporting in the breaking news category for the Walter Scott shooting, and for its photography in the features category as part of its coverage of the mass shootings at Emanuel AME Church. Staff/file
The Post and Courier was recognized for its reporting in the breaking news category for the Walter Scott shooting, and for its photography in the features category as part of its coverage of the mass shootings at Emanuel AME Church. Staff/file

The Post and Courier was named a finalist in two categories Monday for the Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s highest honor. 

The daily newspaper was recognized for its reporting in the breaking news category for the Walter Scott shooting, and for its photography in the features category as part of its coverage of the mass shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in June that left nine people dead.

The Pulitzer board cited the newspaper for “its tenacious effort in obtaining video of a police officer shooting an unarmed Walter Scott and superb reporting that put the recorded shooting in context.”

It said the nominated Post and Courier staff photographs “tell from many angles the story of a racially motivated church shooting and its sorrowful but sometimes also heartening aftermath.”

Also, Mount Pleasant resident and author James Scott, a former Post and Courier reporter, was named a Pulitzer finalist in the history category for his book, “Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor.”

The Pulitzer winners and finalists were announced at Columbia University in New York City.

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Source: Post and Courier