Pulitzer prize winners

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Hamilton Wins a Pulitzer

It's only the 9th musical to win the drama award

(Newser) - Hamilton, the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama, honoring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for a dazzling musical that has captured popular consciousness like few Broadway shows. The Columbia University's prize board on Monday cited Hamilton as "a landmark American musical about... More »

New York Times Leads Pulitzers With 4 Wins

Adam Johnson takes fiction prize for 'The Orphan Master's Son'

(Newser) - The New York Times flexed its journalistic muscle today with four Pulitzer Prizes, including investigative reports on Apple and Walmart's use of bribery in Mexico, the AP reports. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel won the public service Pulitzer for coverage of reckless driving by an off-duty police officer. The AP... More »

The Pulitzer Fiction Debacle: What Really Happened

Juror Michael Cunningham: how they picked those books

(Newser) - All three books were good, but none of them won the Pulitzer Prize. Fiction lovers know the story : David Foster Wallace's The Pale King, Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams, and Karen Russell's Swamplandia! were all rejected by this year's Pulitzer Prize Board. Now fiction juror Michael Cunningham... More »

No Fiction Pulitzer Awarded for First Time in 35 Years

Huffington Post, AP, Philadelphia Inquirer , NYT all score prizes

(Newser) - The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes are out, and for the first time in 35 years a Pulitzer for fiction is not among them, reports the AP , which itself snagged an award for its series on NYPD spying. Without further ado, the list of winners:
  • Public service: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Breaking news reporting:
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LA Times Wins Key Pulitzer

2011 prizes announced today in New York

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times took home the coveted public service Pulitzer Prize this afternoon for its exposé of widepsread corruption in the city of Bell, Calif. The piece eventually led to the arrests of eight city officials, including the city administrator, who was pulling down $800,000 a year. The... More »

Pulitzers Are Pointless

They're weightless 'footnotes,' not 'headlines': Jack Shafer

(Newser) - The Pulitzer Prizes for journalism are awarded today, but they don’t mean a thing, writes Jack Shafer. “I doubt that one newspaper reader in 10,000 could tell you a day after the Pulitzers are awarded who got the prize for explanatory reporting,” he notes in a... More »

After Pulitzer Win, Apple Reconsiders Cartoonist

Company invites him to resubmit rejected iPhone app

(Newser) - Pretty good week for political cartoonist Mark Fiore. Not only did he win the Pulitzer Prize, but it looks like Apple is going to accept his previously rejected iPhone app. Steve Jobs and company originally declined because they deemed Fiore's cartoons a little too edgy, what with him making fun... More »

Hank Williams Wins Pulitzer

Late country star wins citation for lifetime achievement

(Newser) - Late country music legend Hank Williams is among this year's Pulitzer winners. The singer, who died in 1953, "expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life," the board wrote, awarding the... More »

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