Globe wins Pulitzer for breaking news coverage of Boston Marathon bombings

The staff of The Boston Globe was awarded a 2014 Pulitzer Prize today for its coverage of the bombings a year ago that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others near the Boston Marathon finish line, an attack that shook the nation as it raised the specter once again of terrorism on American soil.

The Globe won the award for breaking news coverage. Staff photographer John Tlumacki was a finalist.

It was the seventh Pulitzer Prize won by the Globe in 12 years and the newspaper’s 23rd overall. It was the paper’s first Pulitzer for breaking news coverage.

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The Pulitzers, administered by Columbia University, are considered to be the most prestigious awards in journalism.

The award comes at a poignant time. With the one-year anniversary of the bombings on Tuesday, and the 118th running of the race scheduled for next Monday, the region ¬is remembering the pain of the bombings and vowing to move resolutely forward.