The Washington Post was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes, one for investigative reporting and another for national reporting. The Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting was given to The Post for its deeply reported and highly consequential coverage of the Senate candidacy of Roy Moore and a subsequent effort to discredit The Post’s reporting. The Post received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its revelatory examination of Russian interference in the 2016 election, possible links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin agents, and the U.S. response.

“Journalists need both a soul and a spine. The work recognized by the Pulitzer board demonstrated that Post journalists had both. They showed soul in their thorough dedication to our mission of getting at the truth. They showed spine by staying focused on their work in the face of denunciation, deceit and threats by politicians and their allies. In the end, the work of these Post journalists stands as a case study in why we need a free and independent press in this country,” said Martin Baron, executive editor at The Post.

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