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Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of shooting at its office that killed five

Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of shooting at its office that killed five

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a special citation Monday to the staff of the Capital Gazette for their work in covering the June attack on their Annapolis offices that killed five employees.

The Capital’s citation was given “for demonstrating unflagging commitment to covering the news and serving their community at a time of unspeakable grief.” The award comes with a $100,000 bequest by the Pulitzer Board — the largest amount ever awarded — to be used to further the newspaper’s journalistic mission.

The Capital Gazette staff was also a Pulitzer finalist in the editorial writing category.

In the face of tragedy, the Capital Gazette staffers continued to report on the

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