Pulitzer Prizes awarded to Huffington Post, Politico, Patriot-News, New York Times

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.

Public Service

Breaking News Reporting

Investigative Reporting

Explanatory Reporting

Local Reporting

National Reporting

International Reporting

Feature Writing



Editorial Writing

  • 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)

Editorial Cartooning

Breaking News Photography

Feature Photography

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:

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.


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