Winners of Pulitzer Prizes for USA journalism to be announced

Danny Woods
April 21, 2017

King co-authored a series of stories on unsafe prescription drug combinations in 2016 that not only inspired reforms at pharmacies across the country, but also pioneered a new method for discovering fatal drug interactions.

The winners were announced Monday afternoon at Columbia University in New York City.

Meanwhile, ProPublica - the "left-wing blog" that recently got into an online argument with Press Secretary Sean Spicer - will share the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with the New York Daily News.

On the other hand, in the category of Drama, playwright Lynn Nottage won a second Pulitzer in nine years for Sweat, but no other finalists were named. This year, there were 21 categories in journalism, the arts and letters.

The Pulitzer committee cited the Washington Post journalist for his "persistent reporting that created a model for transparent journalism in political campaign coverage while casting doubt on Donald Trump's assertions of generosity toward charities".

Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia for reporting to expose the flood of opioids flowing into depressed West Virginia counties.

Short summaries accompanied each winning entry.

American journalism's most distinguished prizes also recognized work that shed light on global financial intrigue and held local officials accountable.

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Berehulak is entitled to a $15,000 prize for his Pulitzer Prize.

The New York Times staff won the Pulitzer for worldwide reporting for "agenda-setting reporting on Vladimir Putin's efforts to project Russia's power overseas, revealing techniques that included assassination, online harassment and the planting of incriminating evidence on opponents".

Freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak won for breaking news photography for images published in The New York Times illustrating the Philippines' war on drugs.

National Reporting: David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post. He never took things at face value. "He checked out everything with wonderful persistence", Post editor Marty Baron said in a statement.

Washington Post editor Martin Baron joked from the newsroom that "Dave also won by the popular vote", in a pointed reference to Mr Trump.

The Salt Lake Tribune receiving the Local Reporting award for reporting on sexual assault at Brigham Young University, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Art Cullen, editor of a small Iowa paper called The Storm Lake Times, received the editorial writing prize for what the judges called "tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing that successfully challenged powerful corporate agricultural interests in Iowa".

The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes this year in the categories of best feature writing, best special reporting and best breaking news photography, as journalism presented its highest honours, the media reported.

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