The 100th Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on April 18, 2016. Here’s a list of all the winners…
Public Service - Associated Press
For an investigation of severe labor abuses tied to the supply of seafood to American supermarkets and restaurants, reporting that freed 2,000 slaves, brought perpetrators to justice and inspired reforms.
Breaking News Reporting - Los Angeles Times Staff
For exceptional reporting, including both local and global perspectives, on the shooting in San Bernardino and the terror investigation that followed.
Investigative Reporting - Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
For a stellar example of collaborative reporting by two news organizations that revealed escalating violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals and laid the blame at the door of state officials.
Explanatory Reporting - T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project
For a startling examination and exposé of law enforcement's enduring failures to investigate reports of rape properly and to comprehend the traumatic effects on its victims.
Local Reporting - Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times
For exposing a local school board's culpability in turning some county schools into failure factories, with tragic consequences for the community. (Moved by the Board from the Public Service category, where it was also entered.)
National Reporting - The Washington Post Staff
For its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be.
International Reporting - Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times
For thoroughly reported and movingly written accounts giving voice to Afghan women who were forced to endure unspeakable cruelties.
Feature Writing - Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker
For an elegant scientific narrative of the rupturing of the Cascadia fault line, a masterwork of environmental reporting and writing.
Commentary - Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe
For extensively reported columns that probe the legacy of busing in Boston and its effect on education in the city with a clear eye on ongoing racial contradictions.
Criticism - Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker
For television reviews written with an affection that never blunts the shrewdness of her analysis or the easy authority of her writing.
Editorial Writing - John Hackworth of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, FL
For fierce, indignant editorials that demanded truth and change after the deadly assault of an inmate by corrections officers.
Editorial Cartooning - Jack Ohman The Sacramento Bee
For cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colors and textures.
Breaking News Photography - Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times
For photographs that captured the resolve of refugees, the perils of their journeys and the struggle of host countries to take them in.
Image Caption: Migrants arrive by a Turkish boat near the village of Skala, on the Greek island of Lesbos. The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 people to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey; he was arrested in Turkish waters (Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times - November 16, 2015).
Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters
For gripping photographs, each with its own voice, that follow migrant refugees hundreds of miles across uncertain boundaries to unknown destinations.
Feature Photography - Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe
For the raw and revealing photographic story of a boy who strives to find his footing after abuse by those he trusted.
LETTERS DRAMA AND MUSIC
Fiction - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
A layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a "man of two minds" -- and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.
Drama - Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
A landmark American musical about the gifted and self-destructive founding father whose story becomes both contemporary and irresistible.
History - Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
A rich and surprising new telling of the journey of the iconic American soldier whose death turns out not to have been the main point of his life. (Moved by the Board from the Biography category.)
Biography - Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)
A finely crafted memoir of a youthful obsession that has propelled the author through a distinguished writing career.
Poetry - Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press)
Poems that bear witness to the old losses and tragedies that undergird a global age of danger and uncertainty.
Nonfiction - Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)
A deeply reported book of remarkable clarity showing how the flawed rationale for the Iraq War led to the explosive growth of the Islamic State.
Music - In for a Penny, In for a Pound by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)
Recording released on May 26, 2015 by Zooid, a highly original work in which notated music and improvisation mesh in a sonic tapestry that seems the very expression of modern American life (Pi Recordings).