Boston Globe newsroom holds moment of silence for Boston Marathon victims, after winning Pulitzer on “story none of us wanted to cover.”
The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, with winners including the Boston Globe for breaking news reporting for their “exhaustive and empathetic” Boston Marathon coverage, The Guardian US and the Washington Post for public service for revealing the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance, and Tyler Hicks of the New York Times for breaking news photography, for his photos of the Westgate Mall attack.
Other winners included Donna Tartt for her coming-of-age novel, The Goldfinch, Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C., for investigative reporting findings that some doctors and lawyers were denying benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, and Josh Haner of the New York Times for feature photography, for his essay on the recovery of Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs.
For the first time in a decade, no winner was awarded for feature writing.
BuzzFeed Data Editor Jeremy Singer-Vine was a finalist for national reporting for “Waste Lands,” his series with Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Emshwiller that looked at the effects of the Cold War nuclear arms race, resulting in radioactive contamination scattered across the country.
Here is the full list of winners:
The Guardian US, and the Washington Post, for their coverage of the NSA.
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of the Boston Globe for “its exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt that enveloped the city.”
Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C., for “his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts.”
Eli Saslow of the Washington Post for “his unsettling and nuanced reporting on the prevalence of food stamps in post-recession America, forcing readers to grapple with issues of poverty and dependency.”
Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of Tampa Bay Times for “their relentless investigation into the squalid conditions that marked housing for the city’s substantial homeless population, leading to swift reforms.”
David Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo., for “expanding the examination of how wounded combat veterans are mistreated.”
Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters for “their courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.”
Stephen Henderson of Detroit Free Press for “his columns on the financial crisis facing his hometown.”
Inga Saffron of the Philadelphia Inquirer for “her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise.”
Editorial staff of The Oregonian, Portland for “its lucid editorials that explain the urgent but complex issue of rising pension costs, notably engaging readers and driving home the link between necessary solutions and their impact on everyday lives
Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer “for his thought provoking cartoons drawn with a sharp wit and bold artistic style.”
Breaking News Photography
Tyler Hicks of the New York Times for “his compelling pictures that showed skill and bravery in documenting the unfolding terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya.”
Josh Haner of the New York Times for “his moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim who lost most of both legs and now is painfully rebuilding his life.”
Letters, Drama, and Music
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
The Flick by Annie Baker
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)
Biography or Autobiography
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books)
Become Ocean by John Luther Adams (Taiga Press/Theodore Front Musical Literature)