NEW YORK — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service April 20 for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic abuse, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two.
The Seattle Times staff took the breaking news award for its coverage of a mudslide that killed 43 people.
The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal both won investigative reporting prizes, the Times for an examination of lobbyists’ influence on state Attorneys General, the Journal for a project that shed new light on Medicare payments.
The Times also won Pulitzers for international reporting and photography. The Los Angeles Times’ prizes were for feature writing on the effects of California’s drought and for Mary McNamara’s television criticism.
The prizes spanned news outlets large and small: The Daily Breeze of Torrance, California, won the local reporting award for exposing corruption in a school district.
The awards are American journalism’s highest honor. The Pulitzers recognize various categories of reporting, photography and opinion writing, as well as editorial cartooning. The prizes also honor drama, music and fiction and nonfiction books.