Pittsburgh newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize, donates money to Tree of Life

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(WBRE/WYOU) — The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette earns a Pulitzer Prize and shared their winnings.

The newspaper was recently honored with a Pulitzer for its coverage of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life congregation. Along with the recognition, the paper received a $15,000 cash prize. But instead of keeping the money, staffers decided to donate the winnings to the Tree of Life to repair its bullet-riddled temple.

The paper will also sponsor a yearly symposium devoted to an exploration of how free speech and free thought can be used to confront hate speech and violence.

A gunman killed 11 people and wounded seven others during a service at the temple last October.

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