The Boston Globe, a New England Council member, recently won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and feature photography. The two awards mark the first time The Globe has won multiple Pulitzers in the same year since 1984.
The Pulitzer Prize for feature photography went to Globe photographer Jessica Rinaldi for photographs she took documenting the life of a poor family in rural Maine. Globe opinion writer Farah Stockman won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for a series of columns she wrote about the legacy of busing in Boston. The Pulitzer Prize is almost 100 years old and is awarded annually to honor excellence in journalism and the arts. Over the years, The Boston Globe has taken home several Pulitzers, most recently in 2014 for its breaking news coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.
“I’m grateful that the work of The Boston Globe continues to be admired by the respected journalists who award Pulitzer Prizes,” said John W. Henry, the Globe’s owner and publisher. “The Greater Boston community is well-served by a dedicated staff — both on the editorial and news side — committed to shining a light on important issues within our community.”
The New England Council congratulates The Boston Globe for this significant accomplishment.