This year’s Pulitzer Prizes were announced at 3pm on Monday at Columbia University, the final prizes overseen by outgoing administrator Sig Gissler.
Big news events that swept the awards included the NSA revelations, the topic of the double-win in public service, and the Boston Marathon bombings, the topic of both the breaking news reporting and feature photography pieces. There was no Pulitzer awarded this year for feature writing. Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras—who were affiliated with the Guardian until they left last fall to help found First Look Media with funder Pierre Omidyar—also received a Polk award this year for their work.
The press release list of journalism Pulitzer winners is copied below:
Public Service: The Guardian US, The Washington Post, for their NSA coverage
Breaking News Reporting: The Boston Globe Staff, for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings
Investigative Reporting: Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, DC
Explanatory Reporting: Eli Saslow of The Washington Post
Local Reporting: Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times
National Reporting: David Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO
International Reporting: Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters
Feature Writing: No Award
Commentary: Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press
Criticism: Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer
Editorial Writing: Editorial Staff of The Oregonian
Editorial Cartooning: Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer
Breaking News Photography: Tyler Hicks of The New York Times
Feature Photography: Josh Haner of The New York Times
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