April 12th, 2010
06:36 PM ET

The Washington Post wins four Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday. The Washington Post received four awards, and the New York Times won three. The National Enquirer – in consideration for its work covering the John Edwards sex scandal – did not win. The complete list is below:


Public Service: Bristol (Virginia) Herald Courier

Breaking News Reporting: The Seattle Times staff

Investigative Reporting: Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News and Sheri Fink of ProPublica, in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine

Explanatory Reporting: Michael Moss and members of The New York Times staff

Local Reporting: Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

National Reporting: Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times staff

International Reporting: Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post

Feature Writing: Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post

Commentary: Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post

Criticism: Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post

Editorial Writing: Tod Robberson, Colleen McCain Nelson and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News

Editorial Cartooning: Mark Fiore, self syndicated, appearing on SFGate.com

Breaking News Photography: Mary Chind of The Des Moines Register

Feature Photography: Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post


Letters, Drama and Music

Fiction: “Tinkers” by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)

Drama: “Next to Normal,” music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

History: “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World” by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press)

Biography: “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt” by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)

Poetry: “Versed” by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)

General Nonfiction: “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy” by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday)

Music: “Violin Concerto” by Jennifer Higdon (Lawdon Press)

Special Citation: Hank Williams

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  1. Marc

    I can't say if Edgar's assessment of the Miami Herald is well founded (although I will look for it more online), but I love that, in an era of threatened outlets for excellent and independent print journalism, someone is willing to advocate strongly for the quality they see in local/regional newspapers. As print dies, so does our ability to see more than pap/PR/sensationalist news, and our ability to make sound decisions as citizens.

    April 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Trey

    Newspapers are so irrevelant, not doing the job they are meant to do. Investigative, breaking stories are practically nil. The Enquirer is stealing their thunder and they know it. Great scoop, and keep doing the hard work ! Screw the award which means nothing nowadays.

    April 12, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ed

    That list of "winners" reads like a who's who's of left wing liberal journalism.
    So typical, such a shame.

    April 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Steve H

    I guess if any paper that doesn't lean right is "liberal" then these were all liberal papers. Kudos to Murdoch for brainwashing a whole chunk of our population into thinking that the Washington Post is "left wing liberal journalism." Apparently left wing in the U.S. means you aren't a mouth foaming, troop loving, tax hating conservative lemming.

    April 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. shlomow3

    Thanks for sharing this.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
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