The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners list was announced on Mon. April 16. See the full list, along with the finalists and a roundup of reactions to various winners, notable milestones, and discussion as to social and cultural significance.
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Full list of 2012 winners is as follows.
Public Service – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Breaking News Reporting – The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff
Investigative Reporting – Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press
Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times
Explanatory Reporting – David Kocieniewski of The New York Times
Local Reporting – Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, Penn
National Reporting – David Wood of The Huffington Post
International Reporting – Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times
Feature Writing – Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle (Wash.) weekly
Commentary – Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune
Criticism -Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe
Editorial Writing – No award
Editorial Cartooning – Matt Wuerker of POLITICO
Breaking News Photography – Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse
Feature Photography – Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post
LETTERS, DRAMA and MUSIC
Fiction – No award
Drama – “Water by the Spoonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes
History – “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” by the late Manning Marable (Viking)
Biography – “George F. Kennan: An American Life,” by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)
Poetry – “Life on Mars” by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)
General Nonfiction – “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company)
Music – “Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts” by Kevin Puts (Aperto Press)
The complete list of finalists in each category is posted at Pulitzer.org
Commentary on the winners
Huffington Post became the first online only publication to win, with senior military correspondent David Wood taking the national reporting prize for his 10-part series on wounded U.S. war veterans and challenges they face. A story from the publication looks back at the reporting and the significance of winning. Huffington Post.
The Pulitzer winners “reflect the rising role of social media and the Internet in today’s news coverage,” according to an analysis by Mashable.
Profile of Massoud Hossaini winner of thee 2012 Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography. The Daily What
Details on the 2012 winners. cbsnews.com
On the 2012 Winners in Letters, Drama and Music. NY Times
Arts and Letters winners and finalists, with links to book excerpts, interview excerpts is at The Millions.
For a roundup of in-depth stories and links to their winning works of the various journalism winners, including the Patriot News for its reporting on the Jerry Sandusky Penn State Univ scandal see Poynter.org.
Philadelphia Inquirer, winner of the Public Service award is profiled in the video below.