Columbia University has named its 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners. Huffington Post and Politico each won their first Pulitzers, for national reporting and editorial cartooning, respectively. The New York Times won two awards, and the Philadelphia Inquirer won for Public Service after a difficult year. The Associated Press won for an investigation into NYPD practices. Below is a list of the winners and finalists with links to their honored work and their own coverage of their victories.
- The Philadelphia Inquirer | Inquirer story about its win
- Finalists: The Miami Herald, The New York Times
- The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff | Tuscaloosa News story about its win
- Finalists: Arizona Republic, Wisconsin State Journal
- Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press | AP story about its win
- Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times | Seattle Times story about its win
- Finalist: Gary Marx and David Jackson (The Chicago Tribune)
- David Kocieniewski of The New York Times | New York Times story about its win
- Finalists: Tom Frank (USA Today), Wall Street Journal
- Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, Pa. | Patriot-News story about its win
- Finalists: California Watch, A.M. Sheehan and Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling (Advertiser Democrat, Norway)
- David Wood of The Huffington Post | Huffington Post story about its win
- Finalists: Jeff Donn (AP), Jessica Silver-Greenberg (The Wall Street Journal)
- Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times | New York Times story about its win
- Finalists: The New York Times staff, Thomson Reuters Staff
- Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle (Wash.) weekly | Stranger story about its win
- Finalists: John Branch (New York Times), Corinne Reilly (The Virginian-Pilot)
- Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune | Tribune’s story about its own win
- Finalists: Nicholas Kristof (New York Times), Steve Lopez (Los Angeles Times)
- Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe | Globe story about its win
- Finalists: Philip Kennicott (Washington Post), Tobi Tobias (Artsjournal.com)
- No award
- Finalists: Paula Dwyer and Mark Whitehouse (Bloomberg News); Tim Nickens, Joni James, John Hill and Robyn Blumner (Tampa Bay Times); Aki Soga and Michael Townsend(Burlington Free Press)
- Matt Wuerker of POLITICO | Politico story about its win
- Finalists: Matt Bors (Universal Uclick); Jack Ohman (The Oregonian)
- Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse | AFP story about its first Pulitzer win
- Finalists: Carolyn Cole and Brian van der Brug (Los Angeles Times); John Moore, Peter Macdiarmid and the late Chris Hondros (Getty Images)
- Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post | Post story about its win
- Finalists: David Guttenfelder, Ng Han Guan and Rafael Wober (AP); Francine Orr (Los Angeles Times)
Earlier post follows:
This afternoon, journalists in a dozen or so newsrooms around the country will go old-school: They’re going to be drinking in the office. But unlike the old days, it will be Champagne, not a bottle of whiskey pulled from a desk drawer. (Unless their workplace policies are particularly strict, in which case it will be sparkling cider.)
We’ll post the winners of the 14 journalism Pulitzers here, and we’ll collect the best coverage and reactions.
Now, I know how dangerous it is to make predictions, but I am pretty sure the “Times” will not sweep every category, including Poetry, as The Daily Beast has reported with an unfortunate early post. (Here’s a screengrab.)
Some stories to whet your appetite as you wait:
- Al Tompkins speaks with the team behind Pulitzer contender “On Shaky Ground.”
- Roy Harris assembled a list of likely contenders by looking at the winners of the other major contests this year.
- How will the winner for the Breaking News category reflect the new emphasis on real-time reporting, a change made after the Pulitzer Board declined to name a winner last year?
- I wonder if any of the winners benefited from Columbia’s decision to extend the deadline this year after some people didn’t realize it had been moved up a week. Media reporters: Ask this question!