2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced: AP Wins For Slavery Investigation

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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.

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Copyright Sergey Ponomarev for The New York TimesNov. 16, 2015.

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.

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Copyright Sergey Ponomarev for The New York TimesSept. 18, 2015.

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.

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Copyright Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times Sept. 16, 2015.

 A man tries to shield his child from police beatings and tear gas at the border crossing in Horgos, Serbia. Baton-wielding Hungarian riot police unleashed tear gas and water cannons against hundreds of migrants after they broke through a razor-wire fence and tried to surge into Hungary from Serbia.


Public Service – Associated Press

Breaking News Reporting – Los Angeles Times Staff

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

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


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