Sumary of Pulitzers honour US teen for Floyd video:
- The Pulitzer Board awarded Darnella Frazier a special citation for a video she said has haunted her ever since, showing Floyd’s death beneath the knee of Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis policeman..
- The citation at the 2021 Pulitzer Prize ceremony is a rare instance of the board recognising the journalistic achievement of someone with no professional experience in the field..
- Frazier, 18, was recognised for recording a “transformative video that jolted viewers and spurred protests against police brutality around the world”, Pulitzer Board co-chair Mindy Marques said at Friday’s online announcement ceremony..
- Frazier’s video shows Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in handcuffs, for about nine minutes while arresting him on suspicion of using a fake $20 bill on May 25, 2020…