Wesley Morris, critic-at-large, is congratulated by colleagues after being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, in the newsroom at The New York Times headquarters in New York, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Pulitzer Prizes focus on
pandemic coverage

The prize for public service, considered the most prestigious of the Pulitzers, went to The New York Times for its coverage of the coronavirus pandemic