The Pulitzer Prizes observes the best journalism of 2017 in newspapers, magazines and websites.American journalism’s most esteemed awards were announced on Monday at Columbia University.
Awards are given for 14 categories in reporting, photography, criticism and commentary. In the arts, prizes were awarded in seven categories, including fiction, drama and music.
It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher.Each winner receives a certificate and a U.S. $15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017).
The full list of categories and award winners are given below :
- Public service : The New York Times and the New Yorker
- Breaking news reporting : Staff of the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press-Democrat
- Investigative reporting : Staff of The Washington Post
- Explanatory reporting : Staffs of the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network
- Local reporting : Staff of the Cincinnati Enquirer
- National reporting : Staffs of the New York Times and The Washington Post
- International reporting : Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters
- Feature writing : Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter for GQ
- Commentary : John Archibald of Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
- Criticism : Jerry Saltz of New York magazine
- Editorial writing : Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, for the New York Times
- Breaking news photography : Ryan Kelly of the Charlottesville Daily Progress
- Feature photography : Photography staff of Reuters
LETTERS,DRAMA AND MUSIC
- Fiction : “Less” ,by Andrew Sean Greer
- Drama : “Cost of Living”, by Martyna Majok
- History : “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” by Jack E. Davis
- Biography or autobiography : “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” by Caroline Fraser
- Poetry : “Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016,” by Frank Bidart
- General nonfiction : “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” by James Forman Jr.
- Music : “DAMN,” by Kendrick Lamar