The 2015 Pulitzer Prize announced at Columbia University, USA

Highlights:

  • 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 winners:

  • Gold medal for Public Service : The Post and Courier of Charleston, SC
  • Breaking News Reporting : Staff of the Seattle Times
  • Investigative Reporting :  Eric Lipton, New York Times and Staff of the Wall Street Journal
  • Explanatory Journalism : Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg News
  • Local Reporting : Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch, and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, California
  • National Reporting : Carol D. Leonnig of Washington Post
  • International Reporting : New York Times Staff
  • Feature Writing: Dianna Marcum, Los Angeles Times
  • Commentary: Lisa Faulkenberg, Houston Chronicle
  • Criticism : Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times
  • Editorial Writing : Kathleen Kingsbury, Boston Globe
  • Editorial Cartooning : Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News
  • 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 Gregory Pardio
  • 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 Pulitzer.
  • It is administered by Columbia University in New York City.
  • Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories.
  • 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 in 1917.