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The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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About the Pulitzer Prize

Awarded for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition in United States

  • Established in 1917
  • Founder: Joseph Pulitzer – Hungarian Born – American
  • Administered by: Columbia University, New York
  • Prizes are awarded in 20 categories yearly.
  • Award: A Certificate and $ 10,000 Cash Award

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

Puliter Prize

The Winners of 2016 are


  • Public Service – Associated Press
  • Breaking News Reporting – Los Angeles Times Staff
  • Investigative Reporting – Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • Explanatory Reporting – T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project
  • Local Reporting – Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times
  • National Reporting – The Washington Post Staff
  • International Reporting – Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times
  • Feature Writing – Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker
  • Commentary – Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe
  • Criticism – Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker


  • Fiction – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
  • Drama – Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • History – Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Biography – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)
  • Poetry – Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press)
  • Nonfiction – Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)
  • Music – In for a Penny, In for a Pound by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)