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Here are the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch staff won the Pulitzer Prize for news photography for its coverage of disturbances in Ferguson, Mo. Photo: ROBERT COHEN/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

Investigative Reporting

Eric Lipton, New York Times

Staff of the Wall Street Journal

Explanatory Journalism

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.

Local Reporting

Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch, and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, California

National Reporting

Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post

International Reporting

New York Times Staff

Feature Writing

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.

Editorial Writing

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.

Editorial Cartooning

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.

Feature Photography

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

General Nonfiction

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert


“Anthracite Fields” by Julia Wolfe

This has been your Putlizers roundup. See you next year!

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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