2016 Pulitzer Prizes

http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2016

Journalism

Associated Press

For an investigation of severe labor abuses tied to the supply of seafood to American supermarkets and restaurants, reporting that freed 2,000 slaves, brought perpetrators to justice and inspired reforms.

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.

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.

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. (Moved by the Board from the Public Service category, where it was also entered.)

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.

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.

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.

Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee

For cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colors and textures.

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 Reuters

For gripping photographs, each with its own voice, that follow migrant refugees hundreds of miles across uncertain boundaries to unknown destinations.

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.

Letters, Drama & Music

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)

A layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a “man of two minds” — and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.

Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

A landmark American musical about the gifted and self-destructive founding father whose story becomes both contemporary and irresistible.

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

Poems that bear witness to the old losses and tragedies that undergird a global age of danger and uncertainty.

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

Recording released on May 26, 2015 by Zooid, a highly original work in which notated music and improvisation mesh in a sonic tapestry that seems the very expression of modern American life (Pi Recordings).

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this year.

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