Darrin Gets His Pulitzer (and Capital Gazette)



Last month it was announced, and last night Darrin Bell received his Pulitzer.

above May 28, 2019: Darrin Bell accepts the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning from Columbia University President Lee Bollinger. (Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)





Also at last night’s ceremony was the staff of the Capital Gazette:

above: Staff and family members from the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Md. (from left: Christine Gorham, Andrea Chamblee [partially obscured], Rachael Pacella, Erica Fischman, Selene San Felice, Winters Geimer, Rick Hutzell, Phil Davis and Paul Gillespie) accept a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation from Columbia University President Lee Bollinger. (Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)

The Capital Gazette shared poignant details of its trip to New York to receive a Special Citation. A gunman opened fire in the paper’s newsroom, killing five members of the staff — the largest killing of journalists in U.S. history. “My mom used to say that nobody worked at The Capital to get a Pulitzer. So, it’s ironic, almost cruel, that the paper is being recognized for this honor, which is a great honor and is amazing, especially the grant to the paper. But part of the reason for that is my mother’s death and the death of four other people,” said Winters Geimer, daughter of Wendi Winters who died in the attack. (from Pulitzer roundup)



Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey ran a cartoon after the tragedy:


Today reworked for the Pulitzer:


Pulitzer Prize site posts the ceremony in pictures.