Pulitzer Prizes 2014: Winners announced
Public Service Reporting
The Pulitzer goes to two organizations for their coverage of the NSA: The Guardian for Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill's reporting, and The Washington Post for Bart Gellman's work. Both sets of reporters worked from documents leaked to them by Edward Snowden. The Washington Post wrote this about the Public Service Reporting win and the Explanatory Reporting win.
"Today's decision is a vindication for everyone who believes that the public has a role in government," Snowden told the Guardian. "We owe it to the efforts of the brave reporters and their colleagues who kept working in the face of extraordinary intimidation, including the forced destruction of journalistic materials, the inappropriate use of terrorism laws, and so many other means of pressure to get them to stop what the world now recognises was work of vital public importance."
Breaking News Reporting
The Boston Globe Staff won for their coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. "There’s nobody in this room that wanted to cover this story,” Globe Editor Brian McGrory told the newsroom.
Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity won for "Breathless and Burdened," a year-long investigation into how doctors and lawyers worked against miners suffering from black lung.
Eli Saslow of The Washington Post for his work reporting on poverty in America.
Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times won for their investigation into housing for the homeless. The story began when "Hobson, at the time a police reporter working the night shift, looked into a tip from a homeless man," the Times (which Poynter owns) writes.
Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters for work on a Muslim minority in Myanmar. "For two years, Reuters reporters have tirelessly investigated terrible human-rights abuses in a forgotten corner of the Muslim world, bringing the international dimensions of the oppressed Rohingya of Myanmar to global attention," Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler said in a statement. "We are immensely proud that this high-impact series was selected as Reuters’ first-ever Pulitzer Prize win for text reporting."
Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press for his work on the financial crisis. Here's a story from the Free Press on that win.
Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer for her work on architecture. Here's a story about the win.
Breaking News Photography
Tyler Hicks of The New York Times for his work during a massacre at a Nairobi mall.
Josh Haner of The New York Times for a photo essay documenting the recovery of a Boston Marathon bombing victim. Here's a gallery of the Times' award-winning photos in both categories.
Correction: A previous version of this story indicated the last year the feature writing prize went unawarded was in 2011. It was in 2004.