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Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced - Social Focused

Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

By on April 15, 2014

Pulitzer_Prize2This year’s winners of the Pulitzer Prize were officially announced Monday. The Washington Post and the Guardian were among the winners in public service for their role in revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort.

The stories are based on thousands of documents handed over by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

The Boston Globe has also been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news while The New York Times has won two Pulitzers in photography categories.

You can see the full list of Pulitzer Prize winners below:


  • Public ServiceThe Guardian US and The Washington Post
  • Breaking News ReportingThe Boston Globe staff
  • Investigative ReportingChris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.
  • Explanatory ReportingEli Saslow of The Washington Post
  • Local ReportingWill Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times
  • National ReportingDavid Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • International ReportingJason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters
  • Feature Writing: No award
  • CommentaryStephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press
  • CriticismInga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Editorial Writing: Editorial staff of The Oregonian, Portland
  • Editorial CartooningKevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer
  • Breaking News PhotographyTyler Hicks of The New York Times
  • Feature PhotographyJosh Haner of The New York Times


  • FictionThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
  • DramaThe Flick by Annie Baker
  • HistoryThe Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)
  • BiographyMargaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Poetry3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)
  • General NonfictionToms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books)


  • “Become Ocean” by John Luther Adams, premiered on June 20, 2013, by the Seattle Symphony (Taiga Press/Theodore Front Musical Literature)

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