2012 Pulitzer Prizes awarded
April 16th, 2012
03:15 PM ET

2012 Pulitzer Prizes awarded

The winners of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes, the top U.S. awards for journalism, including photojournalism, as well as letters, drama and music, were announced Monday afternoon.

Among the winners was David Wood of The Huffington Post, in the National Reporting category for a series of stories about wounded veterans.

The Philadelphia Inquirer was awarded the Gold Medal for Public Service for its reporting on crimes committed against children.

The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News was recognized in the Breaking News category, "for its enterprising coverage of a deadly tornado, using social media as well as traditional reporting to provide real-time updates, help locate missing people and produce in-depth print accounts even after power disruption forced the paper to publish at another plant 50 miles away," the Pulitzer committee said.

The committee chose not to make an award in the Editorial Writing category.

The play "Water by the Spoonful" by Quiara Alegría Hudes received the prize for drama. No prize was awarded in the Fiction category.

The full list of winners and finalists is at the Pulitzer website.

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  1. Phil Spectre

    This is a bunch of malarkey.

    April 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mittens ; job destroyer

    I consider myself to be far superior to every other American.

    April 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Pulitzer prize? For covering a tornado? (sigh)

    April 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    I was pulling for 'Secrets of an Economic Hitman'. But no prizes were given out for fiction this year. (*Fiction. Isn't that was most call truthful writings of how the US gov. operates on foreign countries?)

    April 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    *rather, "Confessions of an Economic Hitman"written by John Perkins, a former NSA agent (NSA is boss of CIA) who spills more beans than Teicher's affidavit spilled about Israel arming Saddam Hussein.

    April 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    If this news story had been an announcement that Janet Jackson's boob slipped out, there would be well over one thousands posts. Pulitzer Prize? 7 measly posts. (shrug) Oh yeah...and (sigh). Two, two, two (sigh)'s/one blog.

    April 17, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. m.s.mohamed ansari


    M.S.Mohamed Ansari 13 April 2009

    All press and Media Arabs leader and G20 leader at. Headquarters of All association
    A TO Z + 8. QUEEN + 8
    Royal wedding. And royal security force 10 generation total cost $ 57 trillion
    Each every politician rolling 8 years only just like chess board Game.
    But queen family rolling 10 generation y

    GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE REASON WAR. Improve Economy only 6 points. Peace, prayer
    Liberty, Unity, friendly And simplicity.

    I am also Happy to kill osma bin laden
    Turing point of global Economy. Islam not allowed to be Terrorist and Terrorist people are not a Muslim
    1. Please avoid war. Day by Day war cost increase $ 3.5 trillion
    2. Global economy and food price every Day increase
    3. International job less unemployment Y. All businessmen effected business.
    4. Global financial crisis every CNC manufacture. New technology energy product Effected FDI investors.
    5. Every Day OPEC Oil Price Increase
    6. World poverty problem. Bankrupt 170 Bank overalls 87000 Branch
    7. Each every single man Effected
    8. Ignore future Death million of already Death
    9. Million of People Wounded
    10. Global environment climate will be change this will lead Global Agriculture problem

    A. International criminal court. B. white house. global human right association .C.IMF
    D. euro union. E. united nation F.ALL international famous press and media


    From. Mr.M.S.Mohamed Ansari,
    154, Angappa Naicken Street,
    Chennai – 600 001.
    Tamil Nadu,
    To , The Hon’ble Chief Justice,
    The Supreme Court,
    United States of America,
    Washington, D.C.
    Fax no: 213.547.8080
    Dear Sir,
    Sub: Prosecution of previous President Mr. George W.Bush, for violation of International Code of Conduct.
    Mr. George W.Bush, the previous President of United States of America, initiated a war against IRAQ, without obtaining the previous sanction of United Nations Organization (UNO) on the pretext of having nuclear weapons, even though the then IRAQ government openly exhibited to the whole world that it has no nuclear weapons.
    According to the CNN WORLD report, in the war 6, 75,000 civilians killed, 7500 troops of USA and its allied forces killed 3 25 000 people wounded and $ 3.5 Trillion Dollar spent for the war. This spending of $ 3.5 Trillion Dollar is the main cause of action for the present economic crises prevailing all over the world.
    After winning the war against IRAQ, the United States of America’s President Mr. George W.Bush, also admitted the same fact, and he openly stated that the Intelligence agency misguided him.
    Later on, even the United Nations Organization (UNO) also certified that the IRAQ has no nuclear weapons.
    Then it is the bounded duty of the United States of America and its allied forces to withdraw from IRAQ.
    But instead of withdrawing from IRAQ, the United States of America and its allied forces formed a government in IRAQ, under their control and administered the entire IRAQ, and its peoples.
    This indicates a clear violation of duty by the President of United States of America Mr. George W.Bush and also a clear case of violation of the International Code of Conduct for UNO members.
    Thus Mr. George W.Bush attracts prosecution for the above said offence.
    Thus I hereby pray this Hon’ble Court initiate criminal proceedings against Mr. George W. Bush, and give him maximum punishment for
    a) initiating the war against the IRAQ
    b) killing its innocent IRAQI peoples civilian 6, 75 000
    c) Killing troops of USA and allied forces and 7 500
    d) The present economic crises.
    e) 3 25 000 civilian and coalition 39 000 wounded
    Dated on this day of 13th day of April, 2009.
    Yours truly, (M.S.MOHAMED ANSARI)
    The Chief Justice, the International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands.
    The Secretary General United Nations Organization
    The Chief Justice, the Supreme Court, IRAQ.
    His Excellency Mr.Barack Obama, the President of United States of America, White House, Washington D.C.

    April 17, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |