The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday 18-04-2016 ,The Associated Press has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for a series that exposed the use of slave labour in South East Asia.
Several news organizations walked away with two awards, including the New York Times, Boston Globe, New Yorker and Tampa Bay Times. the result of several categories in the newspaper-heavy competition being expanded to magazines.
This year marks the centennial of the awards. Administrator Mike Pride announced the winners from the World Room at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.There were nearly 3,000 entries in all categories for 2016, Pride said.
Migrants arrive by a Turkish boat near the village of Skala, on the Greek island of Lesbos. The Turkish boat owner delivered about 150 people to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey; he was arrested in Turkish waters.
Desperate refugees board the train toward Zagreb at Tovarnik station on the border with Serbia. As key nations tightened their borders, thousands of migrants and asylum seekers were bottled up in the Balkans, placing precarious new burdens on a region of lingering sectarian divisions that was exceptionally ill-prepared to handle the crisis.
Public Service – Associated Press
Breaking News Reporting – Los Angeles Times Staff
Explanatory Reporting – T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project
Local Reporting – Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times
National Reporting – The Washington Post Staff
International Reporting – Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times
Feature Writing – Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker
Commentary – Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe
Criticism – Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker
Editorial Writing – John Hackworth of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, FL
Editorial Cartooning – Jack Ohman The Sacramento Bee
Breaking News Photography – Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks andDaniel Etter of The New York Times
and Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters
Feature Photography – Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe
LETTERS DRAMA AND MUSIC
Fiction – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
Drama – Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
History – Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)
Poetry – Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press)
Nonfiction – Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)
Music – In for a Penny, In for a Pound by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)
Main image copyright of Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times