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Reuters journalist Jason Szep celebrates Pulitzer Prize win

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 01:34

April 14 - Reuters journalist Jason Szep celebrates his Pulitzer Prize win for international reporting, as he and fellow reporter Andrew R.C. Marshall scoop the agency's first Pulitzer for text reporting. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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It's the top honor every journalist aspires to. And after the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced in New York, Reuters had a reason to celebrate. Reuters journalist Jason Szep is floored by his Pulitzer for international reporting on the violent persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JASON SZEP, REUTERS JOURNALIST AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNER FOR INTERNATIONAL REPORTING, SAYING: "Disbelief, disbelief, I mean I heard one of our reporters said, 'Jason, you've won a prize.' And I said, 'What?' And I wandered down to where this reporter was, looked on the web page that was up and it was the Pulitzer web page and still I didn't believe it when I saw it." He and fellow reporter Andrew R.C. Marshall scooped the agency's first Pulitzer for text reporting. In their efforts to flee Myanmar, the Rohingya often fall victim to human-trafficking. An issue Szep hopes will garner more attention. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JASON SZEP, REUTERS JOURNALIST AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNER FOR INTERNATIONAL REPORTING, SAYING: "There is a community there, a very large community and it's very, very hard to actually report the truth what's going on with that community." The Guardian US and The Washington Post also claimed a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of secret surveillance by the NSA. The prestigious prizes, awarded by Columbia University, are given in 14 categories of journalism as well as drama, music, poetry and books. They're decided by a 19-member panel of editors, news executives and academics.

Reuters journalist Jason Szep celebrates Pulitzer Prize win

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 01:34

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