2018 Pulitzer Prize winners

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 :

JOURNALISM

  • Public service : The New York Times and the New Yorker
The winner of the public service award shared by New York Times journalists and The New Yorker.
  • Breaking news reporting : Staff of the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press-Democrat
Staff of the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press-Democrat
  • Investigative reporting : Staff of The Washington Post
Staff of The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for illuminating the ongoing investigation into possible contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials.
  • Explanatory reporting  : Staffs of the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network
The prize for explanatory reporting was shared by the staff of USA Today, who reported on the consequences of building a border wall along the United States-Mexico border.
  • Local reporting : Staff of the Cincinnati Enquirer
More than 60 Enquirer journalists worked on documenting seven days of greater Cincinnati’s heroin epidemic.
  • National reporting : Staffs of the New York Times and The Washington Post
Staffs of the New York Times and The Washington Post won the award for national reporting.
  • International reporting : Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters
Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters
  • Feature writing : Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter for GQ
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter for GQ who won the award for feature writing.
  • Commentary : John Archibald of Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
John Archibald of the Alabama Media Group was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his “lyrical and courageous commentary”.
  • Criticism : Jerry Saltz of New York magazine
Jerry Saltz of New York magazine won the award for criticism.
  • Editorial writing : Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, for the New York Times
Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan of New York Times won the award for Editorial Cartooning.
  • Breaking news photography : Ryan Kelly of the Charlottesville Daily Progress
Ryan Kelly, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.
  • Feature photography : Photography staff of Reuters

LETTERS,DRAMA AND MUSIC

  • Fiction :  “Less” ,by Andrew Sean Greer
Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less”,which tells the comic story of a middle-aged novelist, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction .
  • Drama  :  “Cost of Living”, by Martyna Majok
Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living won the drama prize.
  • History : “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” by Jack E. Davis
Jack E. Davis and His book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,which won the award for non fiction history category.
  • Biography or autobiography : “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” by Caroline Fraser
Caroline Fraser’s “Prairie Fires,” won for biography.
  • Poetry : “Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016,” by Frank Bidart
“Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016,” by Frank Bidart Fraser won the award in the poetry section.
  • General nonfiction : “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” by James Forman Jr.
“Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” by James Forman Jr. won the award in the General Non fiction category
  • Music : “DAMN,” by Kendrick Lamar
Rapper Kendrick Lamar who won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album “DAMN”.

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