Israel, Gaza reporting among 2024 winners of Pulitzer Prizes

Media coverage of the conflict between Israel and the Islamic group Hamas has been recognized in this year's Pulitzer Prizes.

The Pulitzer Prize Board on Monday announced the prizes for the work published last year. The Pulitzers, regarded as the most prestigious awards in US media, cover more than 20 categories in journalism and other fields.

Among the winners, "Journalists and Media Workers Covering the War in Gaza" were recognized in the Special Citations category.

The board honored journalists covering the war, instead of a particular team, for their "courageous" work. It referred to the deaths of "an extraordinary number of journalists" during reporting in Gaza.

Photography staff at Reuters news agency won the Breaking News Photography prize for "raw and urgent photographs documenting the October 7th deadly attack in Israel by Hamas and the first weeks of Israel's devastating assault on Gaza."

A team from The New York Times was awarded a prize in the International Reporting category for "its wide-ranging and revelatory coverage" of the conflict. The board noted that through materials and interviews, the coverage showed how Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed a Hamas attack plan that they obtained well before it actually happened.