The Pulitzer Prizes began their second century of honoring the country’s best work in journalism, arts, letters and music on April 10 at Columbia University. The announcement of this year’s awards also coincided with the 170th birthday of its founder, Joseph Pulitzer.
According to Sean Murphy, digital content manager of the Pulitzer Prizes, more than 3,000 entries were received across the 21 categories; of these, 1,187 were submitted in the journalism competition.
The New York Times took home three awards while The Miami Herald was recognized for editorial cartooning and explanatory reporting, sharing the latter prize with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and McClatchy. Art Cullen, editor and co-owner of the Storm Lake Times in Iowa, a twice-weekly paper with a circulation of 3,000, received the award for editorial writing.
“In recent years, the public focus has been on the decline of newspapers, both great and small. Yet the work that wins Pulitzer Prizes reminds us that we are not in a period of decline of journalism but rather in a midst of a revolution,” said Mike Pride, Pulitzer Prize administrator. “The digital age has made the world smaller, and thus more accessible, enabling partnerships that extend the reach of accountability journalism.”
For a complete list of 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, visit pulitzer.org.
New York Daily News and ProPublica
Breaking News Reporting
East Bay Times staff, Oakland, Calif.
Eric Eyre of Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, W. Va.
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and Miami Herald
The Salt Lake Tribune staff
David A. Fahrenthold of The Washington Post
The New York Times staff
J. Chivers of The New York Times
Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal
Hilton Als of The New Yorker
Art Cullen of The Storm Lake Times, Storm Lake, Iowa
Jim Morin of Miami Herald
Breaking News Photography
Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, The New York Times
Jason Wambsgans of Chicago Tribune