Pulitzer Prize Winners 2017 – Journalism

The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 to recognize excellence and achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. Here are the winners of the journalism categories for 2017:

  • Public Service: New York Daily News and ProPublica, for its investigation into NYPD eviction enforcement practices
  • Breaking News Reporting: The staff of the East Bay Times, for its coverage of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire
  • Investigative Reporting: Eric Eyre, from the Charleston Gazette-Mail, for his reporting on the flood of opioids into West Virginia
  • Explanatory Reporting: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and The Miami Herald, for its reporting on offshore tax havens in the Panama Papers
  • Local Reporting: The Salt Lake Tribune staff, for its coverage of sexual assault on campus 
  • National Reporting: David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post, for his coverage of the charitable giving practices of then-presidential nominee Donald Trump
  • International Reporting: The New York Times staff’s reporting on Russian president Vladimir Putin’s efforts to spread Russia’s influence abroad
  • Feature Writing: C.J. Chivers’ feature writing on a Marine’s post-war descent into violence
  • Commentary: Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, for her columns during the divisive presidential campaign
  • Criticism: The New Yorker’s Hilton Als, for his reviews on the subjects of gender, sexuality and race
  • Editorial Writing: Art Cullen of The Storm Lake Times, for his editorials challenging corporate interests in Iowa
  • Editorial Cartooning: Jim Morin of The Miami Herald, for his prose and wit
  • Breaking News Photography: Daniel Berehulak, a freelance photographer, for his photos of violence in the Philippines
  • Feature Photography: E. Jason Wambsgans of the Chicago Tribune, for his photography of a 10-year-old boy after surviving a shooting