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BuzzFeed News is the 2021 Pulitzer Prize-Winner in International Reporting, and a four time Pulitzer Prize-finalist. Our reporting has exposed the hidden death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, exploitative content on the big tech platforms, and the secrets of government officials from London to São Paulo. We have also sparked the global conversation around millennial burnout, published candid text conversations with presidential candidates, and steadfastly sued the government for evidence gathered in the Mueller investigation — resulting in the release of thousands of documents that are integral to understanding a major chapter of American history. And BuzzFeed News reporting freed a man from prison, and helped exonerate nine others.
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BuzzFeed News was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for a groundbreaking investigation that used satellite images, 3D architectural models, and daring in-person interviews to expose China’s vast infrastructure for the mass detention of Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang region. BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists were also named as a finalist in the same category for one of the largest journalistic efforts ever, the FinCEN Files, which revealed how the giants of Western banking move trillions of dollars in suspicious transactions around the world while the US government does little to stop it.
The 2021 honors marks the first Pulitzer Prize win for BuzzFeed News, and its fourth time as a finalist. Previously, BuzzFeed News was a 2018 International Reporting finalist for linking more than a dozen deaths on British and US soil to the Kremlin’s targeted assassination program, and a 2017 International Reporting finalist for an exposé on how corporations use an extraordinarily powerful dispute-settlement process to bend whole countries to their will.
BuzzFeed News’ Netflix docuseries “Follow This” was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy award in 2019.
Our reporting has also won two George Polk Awards, a National Magazine Award, Livingston Award, Society of Editors Press Award, National Association of Black Journalists Award, National Association of Hispanic Journalists Award, Mirror Award, GLAAD Media Award, London Press Club Award, The Paul Foot Award, Petrobas Journalism Award, Overseas Press Club Award, Digital Publishing Award, Canadian Association of Journalists Award, Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, Otto Brenner Award, Mumbrella Publish Award, Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing Award, Canadian National Magazine Award, Shorty Award, and Religion News Association Award, among many others.