The 2015 Pulitzer Prize announced at Columbia University, USA
- The winners of the 99th
Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, April 20.
- The Pulitzer Prize is one of
the highest awards given in journalism and the arts.
- At the presentation,
Pulitzer administrator Mike Pride said that almost 3,000 entries had been
reviewed to decide this year's winners.
- The Pulitzer for Public Service,
announced at Columbia University, went to Charleston, South Carolina's
Post and Courier for its series on domestic violence.
- The Pulitzers honour
extraordinary work in U.S. journalism, literature, drama and other areas
and bring welcome attention and recognition to newspapers and websites.
Here are the 2015 Pulitzer Prize
- Gold medal for Public Service : The Post and Courier
of Charleston, SC
- Breaking News Reporting : Staff of the Seattle
- Investigative Reporting : Eric Lipton, New York
Times and Staff of the Wall Street Journal
- Explanatory Journalism : Zachary R. Mider of
- Local Reporting : Rob Kuznia, Rebecca
Kimitch, and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, California
- National Reporting : Carol D. Leonnig of Washington
- International Reporting : New York Times Staff
- Feature Writing: Dianna Marcum, Los
- Commentary: Lisa
Faulkenberg, Houston Chronicle
- Criticism : Mary McNamara, Los
- Editorial Writing : Kathleen
Kingsbury, Boston Globe
- Editorial Cartooning : Adam Zyglis, Buffalo
- Breaking News Photography : St. Louis
Post-Dispatch Photography Staff
- Feature Photography : Daniel
Berehulak, freelance photographer, New York Times
- Fiction : All the Light We
Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Drama : "Between
Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adly Guirgis
- History : Encounters at
the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn
- Biography : The Pope and
Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by
David I. Kertzer
- Poetry : Digest by
- General Nonfiction : The Sixth
Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
- Music : "Anthracite
Fields" by Julia Wolfe
What is Pulitzer Prize ?
- Pulitzer Prizes were awarded
by the Pulitzer Prize Board for work during the calendar year.
- The Pulitzer Prize is an
award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and
musical composition in the United States.
- It was established in 1917
by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph
- It is administered by
Columbia University in New York City.
- Prizes are awarded yearly in
- In twenty of the categories,
each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award.
- The winner in the public
service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.
- The award is Presented by
Columbia University every year.
- The First Prize were awarded