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New York Times won Four Pulitzer Prizes including the Award for Investigative Reporting

Apr 16, 2013 15:46 IST

The New York Times won four Pulitzer Prizes on 15 April 2013, including the award for investigative reporting for stories that detailed how Wal-Mart used bribery to expand in Mexico. The other awards included two awards for its reporting on the actions of companies like Apple and Wal-Mart overseas, and another for an examination of the hidden wealth of the Chinese premier’s family. The fourth award for The New York Times went to John Branch for his feature Snow Fall, on a fatal avalanche in the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.The Pulitzer Prize for fiction was won by author Adam Johnson for his novel based in North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son.

Other awardees are as following:
• The Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was awarded the public service Pulitzer for its reporting of reckless driving by off-duty police officers.
• The Associated Press won Pulitzer in breaking news photography for its coverage of the civil war in Syria.
• InsideClimate News won the prize for national reporting for its coverage of dangers posed by oil pipelines.
• The fiction prize was given to Adam Johnson for The Orphan Master’s Son.
• The Star Tribune in Minneapolis won two Pulitzers, one for local reporting on the rise in infant deaths at badly regulated day care centers and another for editorial cartooning by Steve Sack.
• The Wall Street Journal won one Pulitzer Prize for Bret Stephens’s commentary on politics and American foreign policy.
• The Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for Philip Kennicott’s criticism of art and the social forces that underlie it.
• The Denver Post won in the  award for breaking news for its coverage of the theater shootings last summer in Aurora, Colo.
• The Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received its first Pulitzer, winning in the public service category for its reporting on how off-duty police officers were often speeders who endangered the lives of residents.
• Ayad Akhtar won the drama award for Disgraced, a play about a corporate lawyer who long disguises his Pakistani Muslim heritage, and Sharon Olds won the poetry award for Stag’s Leap.

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