Pulitzer Prize 2016 winners announced

The Associated Press won the Public Service Award for its investigation into the use of slave labour across the seafood industry in Southeast Asia.

Created On: Apr 21, 2016 09:15 ISTModified On: Apr 21, 2016 09:15 IST

The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes winners were announced on 18 April 2016.

The Marshall Project and ProPublica won the Explanatory Reporting Prize for their 12000-word article, An Unbelievable Story of Rape, about a failed police investigation into a young woman’s allegations of rape.

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The Associated Press won the Public Service Award for its investigation into the use of slave labour across the seafood industry in Southeast Asia. Through the investigation, the A.P. traced how that very seafood was then sold across supermarkets and restaurants in the United States.

Complete list of winners:

Award Category (Journalism)


Public Service

Associated Press for an investigation of severe labour abuses tied to the supply of seafood to American supermarkets and restaurants

Breaking News Reporting

Los Angeles Times Staff for exceptional reporting, including both local and global perspectives, on the shooting in San Bernardino and the terror investigation that followed

Investigative Reporting

Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for a stellar example of collaborative reporting by two news organizations that revealed escalating violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals and laid the blame at the door of state official

Explanatory Reporting

T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project for a startling examination and exposé of law enforcement's enduring failures to investigate reports of rape properly and to comprehend the traumatic effects on its victims

Local Reporting

Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of Tampa Bay Times for exposing a local school board's culpability in turning some county schools into failure factories, with tragic consequences for the community

National Reporting

The Washington Post Staff for its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be

International Reporting

Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times for thoroughly reported and movingly written accounts giving voice to Afghan women who were forced to endure unspeakable cruelties

Feature Writing

Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker for an elegant scientific narrative of the rupturing of the Cascadia fault line, a masterwork of environmental reporting and writing


Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe for extensively reported columns that probe the legacy of busing in Boston and its effect on education in the city with a clear eye on ongoing racial contradictions


Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker for television reviews written with an affection that never blunts the shrewdness of her analysis or the easy authority of her writing

Editorial Writing

John Hackworth and Brian Gleason of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, FL for fierce, indignant editorials that demanded truth and change after the deadly assault of an inmate by corrections officers

Editorial Cartooning

Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee for cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colours and textures

Breaking News Photography

Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times for photographs that captured the resolve of refugees, the perils of their journeys and the struggle of host countries to take them in


Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters for gripping photographs, each with its own voice, that follow migrant refugees hundreds of miles across uncertain boundaries to unknown destinations

Feature Photography

Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe for the raw and revealing photographic story of a boy who strives to find his footing after abuse by those he trusted


Award Category (Letters, Drama & Music)



The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)



Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)

Biography or Autobiography

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)


Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press)

General Nonfiction

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)


In for a Penny, In for a Pound, by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)

About Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.

Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a 10000 US dollars cash award.

The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

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