Stoneman Douglas student newspaper praised by Pulitzer officials
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The student newspaper of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was honored Monday during the presentation of the Pulitzer Prizes for its obituaries for students after the deadly 2018 school shooting.

Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy opened the presentation of this year's awards with words of praise for the Eagle Eye, noting the bravery and commitment of the student journalists who submitted obituaries of the 17 killed when a gunman opened fire last February at the high school in Parkland, Fla.

"There is hope in their example,” she said Monday.


Among the winners of a Pulitzer Prize this year was the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its coverage of the aftermath of the deadly school shooting.

The Sun Sentinel was awarded the top honor in Public Service journalism for "exposing failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School."