NEW YORK — The Post and Courier newspaper of Charleston, South Carolina, won the prestigious Pulitzer prize for Public Service on Monday for its series on domestic violence against women, “Till Death Do Us Part.”
The New York Times won Pulitzer prizes for international reporting on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and for feature photography documenting the spread of Ebola in Africa.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch received the Pulitzer in photography for its coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri, riots.
Pulitzer prizes, awarded annually by Columbia University, recognize extraordinary work in U.S. journalism, literature, drama, and other categories.
The Seattle Times staff won for its coverage of a deadly landslide and Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig was awarded a Pulitzer for coverage of security lapses at the Secret Service.
The Wall Street Journal won a Pulitzer in investigative reporting for “Medicare Unmasked,” which examined previously confidential data on practices of health care providers. This was the first reporting Pulitzer for the newspaper since 2007, when it was purchased by News Corp.
New York Times reporter Eric Lipton also won a Pulitzer for investigative reporting that showed how lobbyists can sway congressional leaders and state attorneys general.
The Pulitzer for explanatory reporting went to Zachary Mider of Bloomberg News for work on how U.S. corporations dodge taxes. It is the first Pulitzer for the New York-based news agency.
Joan Biskupic, Janet Roberts and John Shiffman of Reuters were finalists in the explanatory reporting category for their use of data analysis to illustrate the extraordinary access of an elite group of lawyers to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ned Parker and a Reuters team of reporters were finalists in international reporting for their work on the disintegration of Iraq and rise of ISIS.
The prize for local reporting went to Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze of Torrance, California, for their look at corruption in a small, cash-strapped school district.
The feature writing prize went to Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times for coverage drought in California’s Central Valley.
The commentary prize went to Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle for her writing about grand jury abuses, Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer for criticism, and the editorial writing prize went to Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe.
The editorial cartooning prize went to Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News.
In the areas of books, drama and music, the prize for fiction went to Anthony Doerr for “All the Light We Cannot See,” the prize for drama went to Stephen Adly Guirgis for “Between Riverside and Crazy,” and the prize for history went to Elizabeth A. Fenn for “Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People.”
David I. Kertzer won the prize for biography for “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe”; Gregory Pardio won the prize for poetry for “Digest”; and Elizabeth Kolbert won the prize for general nonfiction for “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.”
The music prize was won by Julia Wolfe for “Anthracite Fields.”