PULITZER PRIZES -- April 12, 2010 at 5:06 PM ET
Washington Post Wins Four Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism
The Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism were announced Monday afternoon, and the Washington Post led the pack of winners by taking home four awards -- for international reporting, feature writing, commentary, and criticism. In a first for an online news organization, ProPublica, the nonprofit online newsroom, shared the investigative reporting award for Sherri Fink's harrowing tale of the life-and-death decisions made by doctors at a New Orleans hospital in the days following Hurricane Katrina. (Fink's report was published in collaboration with the New York Times Magazine.) Here are more of the winners:
Public Service - Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier for work exposing the "mismanagement of natural-gas royalties owed to thousands of land owners in southwest Virginia"
Breaking News Reporting - The Seattle Times Staff for coverage of the shooting deaths of four police officers in a coffee shop in November 2009
Investigative Reporting - Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News for their reporting on a rogue narcotics unit in the Philadelphia Police Department, and Sheri Fink of ProPublica, in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine, for her report on how one New Orleans hospital coped in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Explanatory Reporting - Michael Moss and members of The New York Times Staff for reporting on food safety issues
Local Reporting - Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for her reports on fraud in a child-care program for low-income workers
National Reporting - Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times Staff for reports on the dangers of using a cell phone while driving
International Reporting - Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post for what the Pulitzer Board called his "rich, beautifully written series" on Iraq as U.S. troops depart the country
Feature Writing - Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post for his unforgettable feature on parents who accidentally kill their young children by leaving them in cars
Criticism - Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post for her "refreshingly imaginative approach to dance criticism"
Editorial Writing - Tod Robberson, Colleen McCain Nelson and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News for their editorials exploring the city's stark economic divide
Editorial Cartooning - Mark Fiore, self syndicated, appearing on SFGate.com for his online, animated cartoons
Breaking News Photography - Mary Chind of The Des Moines Register for her "photograph of the heart-stopping moment when a rescuer dangling in a makeshift harness tries to save a woman trapped in the foaming water beneath a dam"
Feature Photography - Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post for his portrait of an enlisted teen