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2024 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music: ProPublica won Prize under Public Service

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2024 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music

On 6th May 2024, The Pulitzer Board announced the winners of 108th Pulitzer Prize (2024) under the categories such as: Journalism, Books, Drama and Music, and Special Citations.

  • Pulitzer Prize is highest national honor in United States of America (USA) in the field of journalism, literature, and music composition.

Key Highlights:

i.ProPublica won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism under the Public Service category.

  • ProPublica’s journalists Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott, Brett Murphy, Alex Mierjeski and Kirsten Berg were recognised for their groundbreaking report that revealed how politically influential billionaires tried to influence justices of Supreme Courts with lavish gifts. This prompted the court to adopt its 1st code of conduct.

ii.Hannah Dreier of New York Times won 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism under the Investigative Reporting category. She won the Prize for her series of stories focusing on the lives of migrant child labour across the USA.

iii.David E. Hoffman of the Washington Post won 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism under the Editorial Writing category for research series that focuses on how authoritarian regimes  uses new technologies to suppress the voices of dissent.

iv.Photography Staff of Reuter won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism under the Breaking News Photography

  • Whereas, Photography Staff of Associated Press won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism under the Feature Photography category.


v.This year special citation is given to late writer and critic Greg Tate. Some of his noted work include: Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America, The Black Experience.

  • Also, The Pulitzer Board gives the Special Citation Award to the journalists and media workers covering the war in Gaza.

About The Pulitzer Prize:

The Pulitzer Prize was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher. The 1st Pulitzer Prizes were given in 1917.

  • It is administered by Columbia University, New York, USA and the Pulitzer Prize Board.


i.At present  Pulitzer Prize is presented under 24 categories which are broadly classified as Journalism (15); Letters, Drama And Music (8) and Special Citations(1).

ii.Only the winner in the Public Service category of the Journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

iii.The winners of 22 categories will receive a cash prize of USD 15,000 and a certificate.


i.Only American citizens are eligible to apply for the Pulitzer Prize in Books,Drama and Music.

  • Except for History category, the book must be about history of USA but the author may be of any nationality.

ii.In Journalism category, entrants may be of any nationality but their work must have appeared in US newspaper, magazine or news site that publishes regularly.

Winners of 2024 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism

Public ServiceProPublica for the work of Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott, Brett Murphy, Alex Mierjeski and Kirsten Berg
Breaking News ReportingStaff of Lookout Santa Cruz, California, The United States of America(USA)
Investigative ReportingHannah Dreier of the New York Times
Explanatory ReportingSarah Stillman of the New Yorker
Local ReportingSarah Conway(City Bureau)

Trina Reynolds Tyler(Invisible Institute)

National ReportingStaff of Reuters
Staff of Washington Post
International ReportingStaff of New York Times
Feature WritingKatie Engelhart(contributing writer), The New York Times
CommentaryVladimir Kara-Murza (contributor), The Washington Post
CriticismJustin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Editorial WritingDavid E.Hoffman, The Washington Post
Ilustrated Reporting and CommentaryMedar de la Cruz (contributor), The New Yorker
Breaking News PhotographyPhotography Staff of Reuters
Feature PhotographyPhotography Staff of Associated Press
Audio ReportingStaffs of the Invisible Institute and USG Audio

Winners of 2024 Pulitzer Prize – Books, Drama and Music

FictionNight Watch, by Jayne Anne Phillips (Knopf)
DramaPrimary Trust by Eboni Booth
HistoryNo Right to an Honest Living: The Struggle of Boston’s Black Workers in the Civil War Era, by Jacqueline Jones(Basic Books)
BiographyKing: A Life, by Jonathan Eig (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom by Ilyon Woo(Simon & Schuster)
Memoir or AutobiographyLiliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice by Cristina Rivera Garze (Hogarth)
PoetryTripas: Poems by Brandon Som (Georgia Review Books)
General NonfictionA Day in Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy by Nathan Thrall (Metropolitan Books)
MusicAdagio (For Wadada Leo Smith) by Tyshawn Sorey

2024 Pulitzer- Special Citations

Special Awards and CitationsGreg Tate
Journalists and Media Workers covering the War in Gaza