Pulitzers honor Darnella Frazier for cellphone video of George Floyd murder

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By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – A teenager who recorded the murder of George Floyd in a clear and unrelenting single shot with her cellphone was recognized on Friday by the arbiters of the highest honors in U.S. journalism. 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. Chauvin was convicted of murdering Floyd in a trial during which Frazier’s video was played repeatedly. The citation at the 2021 Pulitzer Prize ceremony is a rare instan…

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