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AP journalists accept Pulitzer Prizes for Ukraine coverage

, by Nicole Meir

At a ceremony at Columbia University’s Low Library on Thursday, AP journalists who documented the Ukraine war, including Russia’s siege of Mariupol, accepted Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service and Breaking News Photography.

AP journalists Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko and Lori Hinnant won the prestigious Gold Medal for Public Service for their exclusive reporting and defining images of the siege of the port city of Mariupol, which offered the world a window into the devastating reality of Russia’s invasion.

From left: President Emeritus of Columbia University Lee Bollinger, AP’s video producer Vasilisa Stepanenko, photographer Evgeniy Maloletka, videojournalist Mstyslav Chernov and reporter Lori Hinnant. (AP Photo/David Ake)

AP photographers Bernat Armangue, Emilio Morenatti, Felipe Dana, Rodrigo Abd and Vadim Ghirda accepted the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for pictures that captured the horrors of Russia’s invasion since the start of the war in February 2022.

From left: President Emeritus of Columbia University Lee Bollinger, AP photojournalists Bernat Armangue, Felipe Dana, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vadim Ghirda, Rodrigo Abd, and Emilio Morenatti. (AP Photo/Benjamin Snyder)

The awards were announced in May. These are the 57th and 58th Pulitzer Prizes earned by AP, including 35 for photography.

The complete list of winners and their work is available here.