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.
Breaking News Reporting
Los Angeles Times Staff
Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project
Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times
The Washington Post Staff
Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times
Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker
Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe
Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker
John Hackworth and Brian Gleason of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, Fla.
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
Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe