Pulitzer Prize 2016 - Complete Winner List

Published on Sunday, April 24, 2016
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The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. The complete winner list is given below:

Pulitzer Prize 2016- Complete List of Winner

Award Category (Journalism)
Public Service
Associated Press for an investigation of severe labour abuses tied to the supply of seafood to American supermarkets and restaurants
Breaking News Reporting
Los Angeles Times Staff for exceptional reporting, including both local and global perspectives, on the shooting in San Bernardino and the terror investigation that followed
Investigative Reporting
Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for a stellar example of collaborative reporting by two news organizations that revealed escalating violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals and laid the blame at the door of state official
Explanatory Reporting
T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project for a startling examination and exposé of law enforcement's enduring failures to investigate reports of rape properly and to comprehend the traumatic effects on its victims
Local Reporting
Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of Tampa Bay Times for exposing a local school board's culpability in turning some county schools into failure factories, with tragic consequences for the community
National Reporting
The Washington Post Staff for its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be
International Reporting
Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times for thoroughly reported and movingly written accounts giving voice to Afghan women who were forced to endure unspeakable cruelties
Feature Writing
Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker for an elegant scientific narrative of the rupturing of the Cascadia fault line, a masterwork of environmental reporting and writing
Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe for extensively reported columns that probe the legacy of busing in Boston and its effect on education in the city with a clear eye on ongoing racial contradictions
Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker for television reviews written with an affection that never blunts the shrewdness of her analysis or the easy authority of her writing
Editorial Writing
John Hackworth and Brian Gleason of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, FL for fierce, indignant editorials that demanded truth and change after the deadly assault of an inmate by corrections officers
Editorial Cartooning
Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee for cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colours and textures
Breaking News Photography
Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times for photographs that captured the resolve of refugees, the perils of their journeys and the struggle of host countries to take them in
Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters for gripping photographs, each with its own voice, that follow migrant refugees hundreds of miles across uncertain boundaries to unknown destinations
Feature Photography
Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe for the raw and revealing photographic story of a boy who strives to find his footing after abuse by those he trusted
Award Category (Letters, Drama & Music)
The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography or Autobiography
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)
Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press)
General Nonfiction
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)
In for a Penny, In for a Pound, by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)


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