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Staff of The Boston Globe for its “exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.” | Editor Brian McGrory told his newsroom: “There’s nobody in this room that wanted to cover this story.”
* Finalists: Washington Post staff; Arizona Republic staff.
Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity for his reporting on lawyers and doctors who rig a system to deny benefits to coal miners. | “Our first Pulitzer Prize,” notes CPI’s executive director.
* Finalists: Megan Twohey of Reuters; Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese of the Sacramento Bee.
Eli Saslow of The Washington Post “for his unsettling and nuanced reporting on the prevalence of food stamps in post-recession America.”
* Finalists: Dennis Overbye of The New York Times; Les Zaitz of the Oregonian.
Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer for “thought provoking cartoons drawn with a sharp wit and bold artistic style.” | “Last week,” he says, “I won a fishing contest, too.”
* Finalists: David Horsey of the Los Angeles Times; Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune./WINNERS LIST CONTINUES
Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of Tampa Bay Times for their investigation into how the city put its homeless into slums. | Editor Neil Brown praises his reporters’ work.
* Finalists: Joan Garrett McClane, Todd South, Doug Strickland and Mary Helen Miller of the Chattanooga Times Free Press; Rebecca D. O’Brien and Thomas Mashberg of The Record.
David Philipps of the Colorado Springs Gazette for his examination of how wounded combat veterans are mistreated. | Watch the newsroom announcement.
* Finalists: John Emshwiller and Jeremy Singer-Vine of The Wall Street Journal; Jon Hilsenrath of The Wall Street Journal.
Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters “for their courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar.” | Reuters journalists celebrate.
* Finalists: Rukmini Callimachi of the Associated Press; Raja Abdulrahim and Patrick McDonnell of the Los Angeles Times.
Stephen Henderson of Detroit Free Press for his columns on the city’s financial crisis. | The paper’s story on the award.
* Finalist: Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe; Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle.
Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer for her architecture criticism. | “I’m on deadline for the seder,” she tells her paper. “I have ten people coming for dinner.”
* Finalists: Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times; Jen Graves of The Stranger in Seattle.
The Oregonian editorial staff for explaining “the urgent but complex issue of rising pension costs.” | The editorials.
* Finalists: Dante Ramos of The Boston Globe; Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register.
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Tyler Hicks of The New York Times for his photos of the terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya.
* Finalists: John Tlumacki and David L. Ryan of the Boston Globe; Goran Tomasevic of Reuters
Josh Haner of The New York Times “for his moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim.” | The Times’ story on its photography prizes.
* Finalists: Lacy Atkins of the San Francisco Chronicle; Michael Williamson of The Washington Post.