2002 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

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Published at 3:20 p.m. EST. Updated at 5:25 p.m.

Columbia University announced the 2002 Pulitzer Prizes Monday afternoon, with The New York Times winning a record seven prizes.

The winners are:

Public Service
The New York Times for its “A Nation Challenged” special section that ran in the months following Sept. 11

Breaking News Reporting
The Wall Street Journal staff for its coverage of the terrorist attacks on the United States

Explanatory Reporting
The New York Times staff for its reporting, before and after the Sept. 11 attacks on America, that profiled the global terrorism network and threats posed

Beat Reporting
The New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson for Wall Street coverage

Investigative Reporting
The Washington Post, Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham and Sarah Cohen for a series on the District of Columbia’s child welfare system

(This series was originally a finalist in the Public Service category, but was bumped to the Investigative Reporting (IR) category by a three-quarters vote of the Pulitzer board. One of the finalists in the IR category was the controversial Seattle Times series investigating a local cancer research center.)

National Reporting
The Washington Post staff for coverage of America’s war on terrorism

International Reporting
The New York Times, Barry Bearak for coverage of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan

Feature Writing
Los Angeles Times, Barry Siegel for coverage of a man tried for negligence in the death of his son and the judge who heard the case

Commentary
The New York Times, Thomas Friedman for commentary on worldwide impact of the terrorist threat

Criticism
Newsday of Melville, N.Y., Justin Davidson for coverage of classical music

Editorial Writing
Los Angeles Times, Alex Raksin and Bob Sipchen for coverage of mentally ill people living on the streets

Editorial Cartooning
The Christian Science Monitor, Clay Bennett

Breaking News Photography
The New York Times staff for coverage of Sept. 11 and aftermath

Feature Photography
The New York Times staff for coverage of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the war on terrorism

For more information on the winners and to see the finalists in each category, visit the official Pulitzer site: http://www.pulitzer.org/2002/2002.html.

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