Pulitzer Prizes Welcome Centennial Class (Photo Gallery)

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  • Associated Press reporters Esther Htusan (left), Martha Mendoza (second right), Robin McDowell (right) and Margie Mason (on computer screen), joined by AP’s international enterprise editor Mary Rajkumar (second left) celebrate as the AP wins the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. (Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP)

The 100th class of the Pulitzer Prizes was announced on April 18 at Columbia University. To celebrate the centennial anniversary, Pulitzer programs took place throughout the year around the country in order to “spark a national conversation about journalism, arts and letters, and music,” said Mike Pride, Pulitzer Prize administrator.

According to Pride, the office received nearly 3,000 entries across all 21 categories, and the 14 journalism categories saw more than 1,100 entries. The Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe, the New York Times and the New Yorker each won two awards this year. Two winners were named for breaking news photography, and the New Yorker was the first magazine to win a Pulitzer after five categories were expanded to include such publications.

“It was really a robust year for journalism,” Pride said. “The range of big news in the world was well-represented by the stories in the finals. If you look at the results as a whole in journalism, they cover a lot of the basis. What that means is some really, really good work was done on the major journalistic challenges of the year.”

For a complete list of 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, visit pulitzer.org.

 

Public Service

Associated Press

Breaking News Reporting

Los Angeles Times Staff

Investigative Reporting

Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Explanatory Reporting

T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project

Local Reporting

Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times

National Reporting

The Washington Post Staff

International Reporting

Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times

Feature Writing

Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker

Commentary

Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe

Criticism

Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker

Editorial Writing

John Hackworth and Brian Gleason of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, Fla.

Editorial Cartooning

Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee

Breaking News Photography (two prizes)

Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times

Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters

Feature Photography

Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe

Published: April 25, 2016

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