Winners of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes
Columbia University on Monday announced the winners of the 96th yearly Pulitzer Prizes, among the most esteemed recognitions for achievement in US journalism and the arts.
JOURNALISM: PUBLIC SERVICE
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – for coverage of pervasive violence in the Philadelphia public school system.
JOURNALISM: BREAKING NEWS REPORTING
- The Tuscaloosa News (Alabama) – for coverage of deadly tornado strikes in April 2011.
JOURNALISM: INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
- The Associated Press – for coverage by Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the New York Police Department’s clandestine surveillance of Muslims in New York and beyond.
- The Seattle Times – for coverage by Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of a Washington State governmental body that moved vulnerable patients from safer pain-control medication to methadone.
JOURNALISM: EXPLANATORY REPORTING
- The New York Times – for coverage by David Kocieniewski of how the wealthiest U.S. citizens and businesses exploited loopholes and avoided taxes.
JOURNALISM: LOCAL REPORTING
- The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) – for coverage by Sara Ganim and other staff members of the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University.
JOURNALISM: NATIONAL REPORTING
- The Huffington Post – for coverage by David Wood of the extreme challenges faced by U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
JOURNALISM: INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
- The New York Times – for coverage by Jeffrey Gettleman of the famine and conflict in East Africa.
JOURNALISM: FEATURE WRITING
- The Stranger (Seattle) – for a story by Eli Sanders of a woman who survived a brutal attack that took the life of her partner.
- The Chicago Tribune – for a body of work by columnist Mary Schmich reflecting the character and culture of the city.
- The Boston Globe – for film reviews and criticism by Wesley Morris.
JOURNALISM: EDITORIAL WRITING
- No award
JOURNALISM: EDITORIAL CARTOONING
- Politico – for cartoons by Matt Wuerker, especially his lampooning of partisan strife in Washington.
JOURNALISM: BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
- Agence France-Presse – for Massoud Hossaini’s photo of a girl crying in fear after a suicide bomber’s attack at a crowded shrine in Kabul.
JOURNALISM: FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
- The Denver Post – for Craig F. Walker’s photos of an Iraq war veteran struggling with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
- No award
- "Water by the Spoonful," by Quiara Alegría Hudes
- "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention," by the late Manning Marable
- "George F. Kennan: An American Life," by John Lewis Gaddis
- "Life on Mars," by Tracy K. Smith
LETTERS: GENERAL NONFICTION
- "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," by Stephen Greenblatt
- "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts," by Kevin Puts