2015’s Pulitzer jury awarded more prizes to individual women in journalism categories than it has since 2010. Five women won individual awards this year, and one woman won as part of a team, according to the Pulitzer site.
Here are 2015’s individual female winners, not including women who won as part of a team or staff:
National Reporting: Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post
Feature writing: Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times
Commentary: Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle
Criticism: Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times
Editorial writing: Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe
While 2014 saw only one female winner in a journalism category (Inga Saffron of the Philadelphia Inquirer), 2013 had no individual winners. There was one individual winner in 2012 and there were three in 2011. Read more