20 April 2016 Current Affairs: The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on 18th April in the US. It is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.The prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.
List of some winners:
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
A.P. - Public Service Award
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 and Daniel 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)
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