2016 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on 18th April in the US. It is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.

The prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In this award, twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award and the one winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

Here is the list of some winners.
  • Breaking News Reporting – Los Angeles Times Staff
  • Investigative Reporting – Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • Explanatory Reporting – T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project
  • Local Reporting – Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times
  • National Reporting – The Washington Post Staff
  • International Reporting – Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times
  • Feature Writing – Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker
  • Commentary – Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe
  • Criticism – Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker
  • Editorial Writing – John Hackworth of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, FL
  • Editorial Cartooning – Jack Ohman The Sacramento Bee
  • Breaking News Photography – Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times and Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters.
  • Feature Photography – Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe
  • Fiction – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
  • Drama – Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • History – Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Biography – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)
  • Poetry – Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian (University of  Chicago Press)
  • Nonfiction – Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)
  • Music – In for a Penny, In for a Pound by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)

So now let’s discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. The Pulitzer prizes have been awarded in how many categories ?
2. The Pulitzer prizes was established in which year and at which place ?

Courtesy : New York Times


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