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:
The New York Times for its “A Nation Challenged” special section that ran in the months following Sept. 11
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The Wall Street Journal staff for its coverage of the terrorist attacks on the United States
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
The New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson for Wall Street coverage
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.)
The Washington Post staff for coverage of America’s war on terrorism
The New York Times, Barry Bearak for coverage of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan
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
The New York Times, Thomas Friedman for commentary on worldwide impact of the terrorist threat
Newsday of Melville, N.Y., Justin Davidson for coverage of classical music
Los Angeles Times, Alex Raksin and Bob Sipchen for coverage of mentally ill people living on the streets
The Christian Science Monitor, Clay Bennett
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The New York Times staff for coverage of Sept. 11 and aftermath
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.