I think the most deserving of all the awards given out was to Tyler Hicks, for breaking news photography. His images were devastatingly captivating, and he risked his life to get the images.
Overall, I believe the most deserving award was Josh Haner. The other photographer Tyler Hicks was definitely just as deserving but I enjoyed how inspirational Josh Haner was. Photography in the journalism field is definitely competitive and its simply an honor to get selected as a competitor for the award. He focus's a lot on injuries and the journey to recover from such, as losing limbs. There's one thing when you're writing about the recovery but another when you get to endure the journey through one single picture. Josh Haner gave me that story and I thought it was incredible to see that. Even though Tyler Hick's pictures were more controversial with all the shootings and such Josh put a brighter outlook on life, making it completely worthy for the award.
I believe the most deserving of the awards is Megan Marshall. She brought a very memorable woman back to life with her detailed research and her dedication to the subject.
By the way,her subject was a Biography of Margaret Fuller, the pioneering writer, critic and women's rights advocate who died in a shipwreck in 1850
I think Josh Haner for the New York Times truly deserved his award. The images told such an incredible story about a victim of the Boston Marathon Bombings. They were moving and incredibly well done. I feel like he had to really make a personal connection with the man in order to get such raw photos.
I believe that the most interesting and worthy Pulitzer Prize went to Tyler Hicks. This is because he endangered his own life during the three day terrorist attack in Nairobi in order to capture impressive and powerful photographs of the horrible cruelty that occurred and the bravery of the rescue and police teams. The powerful and interesting message conveyed by these photographs was truly deserving of a Pulitzer Prize.
I think the award to the Boston Globe for their coverage (Breaking News Reporting) of the marathon was well deserved. although we hate to see the pictures because of what happened, they truly captured what was going on yet they showed some positivity because of the heroism they displayed. I thought this was interesting because it showed something that was so close to us and so important to the city of Boston.
I think that Tyler Hicks deserved the award. His pictures really opened my eyes and captured everything that was going on. I had no idea that these things were going on in Africa so Hicks exposed the horror of everything that's happening.
While all of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners were deserving of their prizes, I think Josh Haner's featured photography was the most interesting. His photos portrayed a meaningful message, showing hope,courage, and bravery in a horrible situation. Jeff Bauman lost his legs in the Boston Marathon Bombing. Haner's photos show Bauman receiving prosthetic legs, ready to continue on with his life. His pictures are inspirational.
For me it was surprising that the Feature award wasn't given to anyone. None of the finalists got mandatory majority of votes, which, according to the article, had happened before 2012 when the prize for fiction went unawarded. It is surprising that it is not enough to just get the most votes. At least it shows that the rest of the award winners were clearly winners.
Personally, I think the best piece of work is the breaking news photography that shows the victims and aftermath of the Somali mall shooting. I couldn't even believe that someone actually got photographs in the moment. That shows huge dedication to his work too, because staying in the mall to get photos of the event was pretty dangerous.
I found it very interesting that nobody got an award for Feature Writing. There were three finalists but none of them got the majority of votes. I wonder why none of these writers was considered good enough to get a Pulitzer Prize. Apparently, it also happened in 2004, but still I found the fact that an entire section was left without a winner really unusual.
The Boston Globe Staff was awarded the Breaking News Reporting Pulitzer Prize, and I think it was well earned. The Boston Marathon Bombing was very emotional and has a lot of significance. Years down the road, the day will always be remembered. The Boston Globe did a great job covering the story, they included pictures and their blog was updated very frequently.