Christiaan Triebert, a graduate student of the War Studies Department is part of a team who have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for journalism on behalf of the New York Times for their work on the ‘Revelations about Russia and Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions in countries including Syria and Europe’.
This is such a big prize. I have been working at the New York Times for a year now and of course we have done a lot of research, and we knew this would be appreciated, but this is really great.–
Christiaan holds a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security & Development from King’s College London and currently works in the New York Times Visual Investigations Team pioneering a new journalistic method ‘open source investigation’.
The team investigates bombardments using photos, videos and statements received from people in Syria, which is then linked to public information for verification. As such, Christiaan believes the award is also a tribute to all Syrians who risk their lives by filming, photographing, and talking about their experiences, without which I it wouldn’t be possible to make these stories.
The ongoing, horrific war in Syria is a more important topic of discussion than the Pulitzer Prize–
The Pulitzer Prize
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortunes as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories, in twenty of which winners receive $15,000 and a certificate.