The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday morning for the award's 100th anniversary. The prize went out for 21 categories ranging from Commentary to Music to Breaking News Photography.


Public Service: Associated Press

The AP won for reporting on the labor abuses connected to the seafood supply of supermarkets and restaurants in America. Their reporting led to the freeing of 2,000 slaves and brought the leaders to justice.

Breaking News Reporting: Los Angeles Times Staff

The LA Times staff won for their local and global perspectives on the shootings in San Bernardino and the following events.

Investigative Reporting: Leonora LePeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The two organizations collaboratively reported on the violence and mistreatment in Florida mental hospitals and put the blame on state officials.

Explanatory Reporting: T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project

The two reported on the law enforcement's failures in their investigations of rape reports and tried to understand the effects on the victims.

Local Reporting: Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of Tampa Bay Times

Their reporting revealed a local school board's faults in transforming county schools into failures and the negative effects in the community. This was originally entered in the Public Service category, but the Board moved it into Local Reporting.

National Reporting: The Washington Post Staff

The staff created a national database to illustrate the number and reasons behind police killings and who the victims most likely are.

International Reporting: Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times

Rubin reported and collected accounts of Afghan women who endured cruelties.

Feature Writing: Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker

Schulz wrote a narrative on the Cascadia fault line, combining scientific and environmental reporting and writing.

Commentary: Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe

Stockman wrote a collection of columns on the busing legacy in Boston along with the effects on education and the present racial contradictions.

Criticism: Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker

Nussbaum was awarded for her television reviews that showcase her affection with analysis and authority over her writing.

Editorial Writing: John Hackworth of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, FL

Hackworth was awarded for his editorials that called for truth and action after corrections officers deadly assaulted an inmate.

Editorial Cartooning: Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee

Ohman's cartoons provided sarcastic, yet regretful perspectives in a style compromised of strong line work and delicate colors and textures.

Breaking News Photography: Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times

These photographers captured the journeys of the refugees and the struggles of the host country's that received them.


Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters

The staff followed migrant refugees for many miles across unknown boundaries and destinations.

Feature Photography: Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe

Rinaldi told the story of a boy trying to recoup after being abused by people he trusted.

Letters, Drama & Music

Fiction: The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)

A multi-layered immigrant story told by the voice of a "man of two minds" belonging to two countries, Vietnam and the United States.

Drama: Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

An American musical about Alexander Hamilton, a gifted yet self-destructive founding father, told by America today and a mixture of rap and hip-hop styles.

History: Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)

A journey of the American soldier illustrating how his death was not the focus point of his life. The Board moved this from Biography to History.

Biography or Autobiography: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, William Finnegan (Penguin Press)

A memoir of the author's obsession that pushed the writer through an acclaimed writing career.

Poetry: Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press)

Poems about old losses and tragedies that shaped a global age of danger and uncertainty.

General Nonfiction: Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)

A reported book revealing the flawed rationale behind the Iraq War that led to the booming growth of the Islamic State.

Music: In for a Penny, In for a Pound, by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)

Zooid released these recordings on May 26, 2015. They're an original work with music and improvisation combined to create an expression of modern American life.

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