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Pulitzer Prize 2020: Category List and Winners

Pulitzer Prize is the series of annual awards given by Columbia University, USA. It contains categories for achievement in American Journalism, letters, and music. It is awarded each may since 197. In 2020 there was a total of 15 Journalism and 7 arts & Letters Categories.

Below are the list of the finalist and the winners of the respective category (Winners in Bold letter)

Journalism related Categories

  1. Breaking News Reporting
    • Staff of The Courier Journal: Louisville, Ky
    • Staff of The Los Angeles Times
    • Staff of The Washington Post
  2. Investigative Reporting
    • Jay Hancook & Elizabeth Lucas:Kaiser HJealth News
    • Brian M. Rosenthal: The New York Times
    • Staff of The Wall Street Journal
  3. Explanatory Reporting
    • Rosanna Xia,Swetha Kannan & Terry Castleman: Los Angeles Times
    • Staff of Reveal: The Investigative Reporting
    • Staff of The Washington Post
  4. Local Reporting
    • Staff of The Baltimore Sun
    • Staff of The Boston Globe
    • Peter Smith, Stephanie Strasburg & Shelly Bradbury: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  5. National Reporting (Two Winners)
    • T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose & Robert Faturechi :ProPublica
    • Dominic Gates, Steve Miletich, Mike Baker & Lweis Kamb: The Seattle Times
    • Staff of the Wall Street Journal
  6. International Reporting
    • Staff of The New York Times (Russia)
    • Staff of The New York Times (China)
    • Staff if Reuters
  7. Feature Writing
    • Nestor Ramos: The Boston Globe
    • Ellen Barry: The New York Times
    • Chole Cooper Jones: Freelancer, The Vergr
    • Ben Taub: The New Yorker
  8. Commentary
    • Steve Lopez: Los Angeles Times
    • Nikole Hannah-Jones: The New York Times
    • Sally Jenkins: The Washington Post
  9. Criticism
    • Christopher Knight: Los Angeles Times
    • Justin Davidson: New York Magazine
    • Soraya Nadia McDonald: The Undefeated
  10. Editorial Writing
    • Melinda Henneberger: The Kansas City Star
    • Jeffery Gerritt: The Palestine Herald-Press, Palestine, Texas
    • Jill Burcum: The Star Tribune Minnepolis, Minnesota
  11. Editorial Cartooning
    • Lalo Alcaraz: Freelancer
    • Matt Bors: The Nib
    • Kevin Kallaugher: Freelancer
    • Barry Blitt: Contributor-The New Yorker
  12. Breaking News Photography
    • Dieu Nalio Chery and Rebecca Blackwell: Associated Press
    • Tom Fox: The Dallas Morning News
    • Photography Staff of Reuters
  13. Feature Photography
    • Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan & Dar Yasin: Associated Press
    • Erin Clark: The Boston Globe
    • Mary F. Calvert
  14. Audio Reporting
    • Nigel Poor, Earlonne Woods and Rahsaan Thomas Ear hustle, San Quentin State Prison
    • Andrew Beck Grace, Chip Brantley, Graham Smith, Nicole Beemsterboer and Robert Little of NPR “White Lies
    • This American Life with Molly O’Toole of the Los Angeles Time and Emily Green of Vice News for “ The Out Crowd
  15. Public Service
    • Anchorage Daily News in collaboration with ProPublica
    • The New York Times
    • The Washington Post

In Arts and Letters

  1. Drama
    • “Heroes of  Fourth Turning” by Will Arbey
    • “Soft Power” by David Henry Hwand and Jeanine Tesori
    • “A strong Loop” by Michael R. Jackson
  2. History
    • “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America” by Greg Grandin
    • “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A true Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” by W. Caleb McDaniel
    • “Race For Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Insudtry Undermined Black Homeownership” by Keenga-Yamahta Taylor
  3. Biography
    • “Persian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, And Me: by the late Deirde Bair
    • “Sontag: Her Life and Work” by Benjamin Moser
    • “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century” by George Packer
  4. Poetry
    • “The Tradition” by Jericho Brown
    • “Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems” by Dorianne LAux
    • “Dunce” by Mary Ruefle
  5. General non fiction
    • “Elderhood: Redefining Aging: Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life” by Louise Aronson
    • “The Undying” by Anne Boyer
    • “Solitary” by Albert Woodfox with Leslic George
    • “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America” by Greg Grandin
  6. Music
    • “The Central Park Five” By Anthony Davis
    • “Sky: Concerto for Violin” by Michael Torke
    • “and all the days were purple by Alex Weiser
  7. Fiction
    • “The Topeka School” by Ben Lerner
    • “The Dutch House” by Anna Patchett
    • “The Nickel Boys

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