Columbia University announced the winners of the 97th annual Pulitzer Prizes on Monday afternoon. Big winners included: the Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, FL, which won the prize for public service reporting for its investigation of police officers who drive recklessly while off duty; the Denver Post, which won for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the movie theater shooting in Aurora; and David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of The New York Times, who won for investigative reporting for their piece on Walmart’s use of bribery in Mexico.
The New York Times was the big winner, also picking up prizes for explanatory reporting (the Apple/Foxconn story), international reporting (David Barboza on Chinese government corruption), and feature writing (John Branch’s much-lauded “Snowfall” piece).
Unlike last year, when nobody won for best editorial writing, this year, Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times won “for their diligent campaign that helped reverse a decision to end fluoridation of the water supply.”
Winners will be honored at a ceremony at Columbia on May 30.
See the complete list here.