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Wednesday, May 11, 2022


The Miami Herald won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for its coverage of the Surfside condo collapse in June of 2021. Image: Matias Ocner, Miami Herald.

This year (2022) marks the 106th anniversary of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize awards. The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature, and musical composition within the United States. 

The award ceremony was first started in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer who was a well-known newspaper publisher. The ceremony of the prizes is always administered by Columbia University.

Here is a list of the 2022 winners:


• Breaking News Reporting Winner: Staff of the Miami Herald for Condo Collapse: Disaster in Surfside A 12-story oceanfront condo tower partially collapsed in Florida last June. A massive search-and-rescue effort was conducted to find survivors in the rubble. 

• Investigative Reporting Winner: Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray of the Tampa Bay Times POISONED: An investigation piece which exposed that Gopher Resource put hundreds of workers at risk by allowing toxic dust to accumulate inside the factory. 

• Explanatory Reporting Winner: Staff of Quanta Magazine and notably Natalie Wolchover The Webb Space Telescope Will Rewrite Cosmic History. If It Works. 

• Local Reporting Winner: Madison Hopkins of the Better Government Association and Cecilia Reyes of the Chicago Tribune. The Failures Before the Fires: An examination of Chicago’s long history of failed building-and fire safety code enforcement which resulted in dozens of unnecessary deaths. 

• National Reporting Winner: Staff of the New York Times Why Many Police Traffic Stops Turn Deadly: A disturbing pattern of fatal traffic stops by police, how hundreds of deaths could have been avoided and how officers typically avoid punishment. 

• International Reporting Winner: Staff of the New York Times The Civilian Casualty Files: Courageous reporting of hidden Pentagon reports that exposed the vast civilian toll of U.S.-led airstrikes namely in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. 

• Feature Writing [2]

Winner: Jennifer Senior of The Atlantic Twenty Years Gone: A portrait of a family’s reckoning with loss in the 20 years since 9/11. 

Winner: Melinda Henneberger of The Kansas City Star For persuasive columns demanding justice for alleged victims of a retired police detective accused of being a sexual predator. 

• Criticism Winner: Salamishah Tillet of The New York Times For writing about black stories in art and popular culture. 

• Editorial Writing Winner: Lisa Falkenberg, Michael Lindenberger, Joe Holley and Luis Carrasco of the Houston Chronicle For a campaign that revealed voter suppression tactics and rejected the myth of voter fraud. 

• Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Winner: Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider, New York How I escaped a Chinese internment camp: A graphic report and comic that tells the story of the Chinese oppression of the Uyghurs. 

• Breaking News Photography 

Winner: Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times For raw images of the U.S. departure from Afghanistan and the cost of the historic change in the country. 

Second Winner: Win McNamee, Drew Angerer, Spencer Platt, Samuel Corum and Jon Cherry of Getty Images. For riveting photos of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

• Feature Photography Winner: Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and the late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters For images of COVID-19’s toll in India. 

• Audio Reporting Winner: Staff of Futuro Media and PRX Suave: A profile of a man reentering society after serving more than 30 years in prison. 

• Public Service Winner: The Washington Post For its compelling accounts of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

Letters, Drama and Music 

• Biography Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South By the late Winfred Rembert as told to Erin I. Kelly 

• General Nonfiction Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City By Andrea Elliott 

• History Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America By Nicole Eustace 

• Poetry Frank: Sonnets By Diane Seuss • Music Voiceless Mass By Raven Chacon • Drama Fat Ham By James Ijames 

• Fiction The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family By Joshua Cohen 

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