Ladies and gentlemen, here are your Pulitzer winners

– Public Service: Philadelphia Inquirer |
– Breaking News Reporting: Tuscaloosa News | Story
– Investigative Reporting: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Chris Hawley and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | Story || Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong, Seattle Times | Story
– Explanatory Reporting: David Kocieniewski, New York Times | Links
– Local Reporting: Sarah Ganim, Patriot-News | Story
– National Reporting: David Wood, Huffington Post | Story
– International Reporting: Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times | Links
– Feature Writing: Eli Sanders, The Stranger | Story
– Commentary: Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune | Story
– Criticism: Wesley Morris, Boston Globe | Story
– Editorial Writing: No award
– Editorial Cartooning: Matt Wuerker, Politico | Story
– Breaking News Photography: Massoud Hossaini, Agence France-Presse
– Feature Photography: Craig F. Walker, Denver Post | Story

The winners and finalists listings at

The Wall Street Journal is shut out — again! (The Washington Post didn’t win a prize, either.) So much for winning news orgs getting tipped off: Seattle Stranger says it learned about its writer’s prize via the Pulitzer website.



  1. Robb Montgomery said:

    Were the Chicago Tribune editors not tipped off?

    When I worked in the newsroom in the 90s, there was always this hush and buzz as carts of champagne silently slipped into editorial just before the winners were announced.

    This was the case when Ronald Kotulak won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism, for example.

    Look at the photos from the Tribune newsroom: Notice the winner and her colleagues holding the little plastic cups of champagne?

    That’s what tipped me off . . . .

  2. Prefer to Remain Anonymous said:

    Two questions about the David Wood Pulitzer win.

    1. His career indicates four decades of traditional (you know, dull, old, boring, tired, dead trees) journalism. Isn’t HuffPost a little presumptuous to be taking credit for this as somehow “theirs” and a vindication of “new” media?

    2. Was Mr. Woods a paid member of the staff when he did this story? Or was it just for, um, experience and er, exposure?

  3. Martin Frobisher said:


    A regular Sherlock Holmes, you are. Thanks for pointing this out. Now stick to taking your brand of journalism to the Third World.