The Post and Courier
in Charleston, South Carolina, did coverage of the
deaths of women and acquired the coveted public service Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times
and the Wall Street Journal
for investigative reporting. The Pulitzer committee said, Times' Eric Lipton
won for "reporting that showed how the influence of lobbyists can sway
congressional leaders and state attorneys general, slanting justice toward the
wealthy and connected."
An 18-member board of editors, publishers, writers and
educators reviewed 21 categories of journalism, letters, drama and music.
The public service prize, awarded to a news organization, is a gold medal while
winners in all categories received $10,000.
The panel denoted, "Medicare Unmasked," done by the Wall Street Journal
staff as "a pioneering project that gave Americans unprecedented access to
previously confidential data on the motivations and practices of their health
The Torrance, California, Daily Breeze
won the award for its
local coverage of school district corruption, the Los Angeles Times
criticism in a piece about the TV industry and a feature about the California
drought while the Seattle Times
won for its breaking news coverage of a
Online and print magazines were included this year. The board
made few changes in its rules on partnerships, letting news organizations
nominate journalists who work at partnering outlets even if those groups aren't
eligible to compete.