The winners of the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 20. The Pulitzer Prize is one of the highest awards given for works of journalism and the arts.
Bloomberg News won it’s very first Pulitzer, for extraordinary reporting. Congratulations, Bloomberg.
The New York Times won 3 Pulitzer prizes, 2 of them for reporting on the Ebola crisis in Africa, and the Los Angeles Times was a double winner, collecting Pulitzers in criticism and feature writing. 22 winners were picked from a pool of 1,200 journalism entries, 1,400 books, 200 music compositions and 100 plays.
In 2015, 6 women won individual Pulitzer awards, which is a great news last time that happened was all the way back in 2010. Last year, only 1 woman won in the journalism category, and the year before saw an all time low of no women at all.
Editorial writing: Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe
Criticism: Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times
Commentary: Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle
Feature writing: Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times
National Reporting: Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post
General Nonfiction: Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Let’s take a look at the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners:
Gold medal for Public Service
The Post and Courier of Charleston, SC
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of the Seattle Times
Eric Lipton, New York Times
Staff of the Wall Street Journal
Zachary R. Mider, Bloomberg News
Finalists in this category were John Ingold, Joe Amon and Lindsay Pierce of the Denver Post, and Joan Biskupic, Janet Roberts, and John Shiffman of Reuters.
Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch, and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, California
Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post
New York Times Staff
Dianna Marcum, Los Angeles Times
Finalists in this category were Sarah Schweitzer of the Boston Globe, and Jennifer Gonnerman of The New Yorker.
Lisa Faulkenberg, Houston Chronicle
Finalists in this category were the late David Carr of the New York Times, and Matthew Kaminski of the Wall Street Journal.
Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times
Finalists in this category were Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice.
Kathleen Kingsbury, Boston Globe
Finalists in this category were Tony Messenger and Kevin Horrigan of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Jill Burcum of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News
Finalists in this category were Kevin Kallaugher of the Baltimore Sun, and Dan Perkins, drawing as Tom Tomorrow, of Daily Kos.
Breaking News Photography
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff
Finalists in this category were Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, and Uriel Sinai of the New York Times, and Tyler Hicks, Sergey Ponomarev, and Wissam Nassar of the New York Times.
Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, New York Times
Finalists in this category were Bulent Kilic of Agence France-Presse, and Bob Owen, Jerry Lara and Lisa Krantz of the San Antonio Express-News.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
“Between Riverside and Crazy” by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
Digest by Gregory Pardio
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
“Anthracite Fields” by Julia Wolfe
This has been your Putlizers roundup. See you next year!