Pulitzer Prizes 2023 Announced – Check The Complete List Of Winners

The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2023 have been declared, with local news outlets receiving four of the sixteen awards for journalism that were distributed over fifteen categories. These awards, which are deemed the most esteemed recognition for journalists or organizations based in the United States, were declared by the Pulitzer Prizes administrator, Marjorie Miller. The Pulitzer Prize is awarded in 22 categories, with a $15,000 monetary prize and a certificate presented to the winners in 21 of them.

Pulitzer Prizes 2023 – Journalism

Public ServiceAssociated Press, for the work of Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko and Lori HinnantCourageous reporting from the besieged city of Mariupol that bore witness to the slaughter of civilians in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Austin American-Statesman, in collaboration with the USA Today Network

The Washington Post
Breaking News ReportingStaff of the Los Angeles TimesFor revealing a secretly recorded conversation among city officials that included racist comments, followed by coverage of the rapidly resulting turmoil and deeply reported pieces that delved further into the racial issues affecting local politics.Josh Gerstein, Alex Ward, Peter S. Canellos, Hailey Fuchs and Heidi Przybyla of Politico

Staff of The New York Times
Investigative ReportingStaff of The Wall Street JournalFor sharp accountability reporting on financial conflicts of interest among officials at 50 federal agencies, revealing those who bought and sold stocks they regulated and other ethical violations by individuals charged with safeguarding the public’s interest.Joaquin Palomino and Trisha Thadani of the San Francisco Chronicle

Staff of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn.
Explanatory ReportingCaitlin Dickerson of The AtlanticFor deeply reported and compelling accounting of the Trump administration policy that forcefully separated migrant children from their parents, resulting in abuses that have persisted under the current administration.Duaa Eldeib of ProPublica

Terrence McCoy of The Washington Post
Local ReportingAnna Wolfe of Mississippi Today, Ridgeland, Miss.For reporting that revealed how a former Mississippi governor used his office to steer millions of state welfare dollars to benefit his family and friends, including NFL quarterback Brett Favre. John Archibald, Ashley Remkus, Ramsey Archibald and Challen Stephens of AL.com, Birmingham For a series exposing how the police force in the town of Brookside preyed on residents to inflate revenue, coverage that prompted the resignation of the police chief, four new laws and a state audit.Staff of the Los Angeles Times
National ReportingCaroline Kitchener of The Washington PostFor unflinching reporting that captured the complex consequences of life after Roe v. Wade, including the story of a Texas teenager who gave birth to twins after new restrictions denied her an abortion.Joshua Schneyer, Mica Rosenberg and Kristina Cooke of Reuters

Stephania Taladrid, contributing writer, The New Yorker
International ReportingStaff of The New York TimesFor their unflinching coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including an eight-month investigation into Ukrainian deaths in the town of Bucha and the Russian unit responsible for the killings.Paul Carsten, David Lewis, Reade Levinson and Libby George of Reuters

Yaroslav Trofimov and James Marson of The Wall Street Journal
Feature WritingEli Saslow of The Washington PostFor evocative individual narratives about people struggling with the pandemic, homelessness, addiction and inequality that collectively form a sharply-observed portrait of contemporary America.Elizabeth Bruenig of The Atlantic

Janelle Nanos of The Boston Globe
CommentaryKyle Whitmire of AL.com, BirminghamFor measured and persuasive columns that document how Alabama’s Confederate heritage still colors the present with racism and exclusion, told through tours of its first capital, its mansions and monuments–and through the history that has been omitted.Monica Hesse of The Washington Post

Xochitl Gonzalez of The Atlantic
CriticismAndrea Long Chu of New York magazineFor book reviews that scrutinize authors as well as their works, using multiple cultural lenses to explore some of society’s most fraught topics.Jason Farago of The New York Times

Lyndsay C. Green of the Detroit Free Press
Editorial WritingNancy Ancrum, Amy Driscoll, Luisa Yanez, Isadora Rangel and Lauren Costantino of the Miami HeraldFor a series of editorials on the failure of Florida public officials to deliver on many taxpayer-funded amenities and services promised to residents over decades.Alex Kingsbury of The New York Times

Lisa Falkenberg, Joe Holley, Nick Powell and the late Michael Lindenberger of the Houston Chronicle
Illustrated Reporting and CommentaryMona Chalabi, contributor, The New York TimesFor striking illustrations that combine statistical reporting with keen analysis to help readers understand the immense wealth and economic power of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.Matt Davies of Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.

Pia Guerra, contributor, The Washington Post
Breaking News PhotographyPhotography Staff of Associated PressFor unique and urgent images from the first weeks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including the devastation of Mariupol after other news organizations left, victims of the targeting of civilian infrastructure and the resilience of the Ukrainian people who were able to flee.Lynsey Addario of The New York Times

Rafiq Maqbool and Eranga Jayawardena of Associated Press
Feature PhotographyChristina House of the Los Angeles TimesFor an intimate look into the life of a pregnant 22-year-old woman living on the street in a tent–images that showGabrielle Lurie and Stephen Lam of the San Francisco Chronicle

Photography Staff of Associated Press
Audio ReportingStaff of Gimlet Media, notably Connie WalkerWhose investigation into her father’s troubled past revealed a larger story of abuse of hundreds of Indigenous children at an Indian residential school in Canada, including other members of Walker’s extended family, a personal search for answers expertly blended with rigorous investigative reporting.Jenn Abelson, Nicole Dungca, Reena Flores, Sabby Robinson and Linah Mohammad of The Washington Post

Kate Wells, Sarah Hulett, Lindsey Smith, Laura Weber-Davis and Paulette Parker of Michigan Radio

Pulitzer Prizes 2023 – Books, Drama & Music

CategoryTitle and AuthorFinalists
Fiction“Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)The Immortal King Rao, by Vauhini Vara (W. W. Norton & Company)
Fiction“Trust” by Hernan Diaz (Riverhead Books)The Immortal King Rao, by Vauhini Vara (W. W. Norton & Company)
Drama“English” by Sanaz ToossiOn Sugarland, by Aleshea Harris

The Far Country, by Lloyd Suh
History“Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power” by Jefferson Cowie (Basic Books)Seeing Red: Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America, by Michael John Witgen (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture/University of North Carolina Press)

Watergate: A New History, by Garrett M. Graff (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster)
Biography“G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century” by Beverly Gage (Viking)His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice, by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking)

Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century, by Jennifer Homans (Random House)
Memoir or Autobiography“Stay True” by Hua Hsu (Doubleday)Easy Beauty: A Memoir, by Chloé Cooper Jones (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster)

The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir, by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Doubleday)
Poetry“Then the War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020” by Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)Blood Snow, by dg nanouk okpik (Wave Books)

Still Life, by the late Jay Hopler (McSweeney’s)
General Nonfiction“His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking) (Moved by the Board from the Biography category.)Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern, by Jing Tsu (Riverhead Books)

Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction, by David George Haskell (Viking)

Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, by Linda Villarosa (Doubleday)
Music“Omar” by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael AbelsMonochromatic Light (Afterlife), by Tyshawn Sorey

Perspective, by Jerrilynn Patton

Pulitzer Prizes 2023 – History

Since 1917, the Pulitzer Prizes have been the most prestigious awards in American journalism. They are named after the late newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who died in 1911. Pulitzer left money in his will to fund the awards and a journalism school at Columbia University. The following is a brief history of the Pulitzer Prizes.

1917JournalismThe first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in the categories of journalism, literature, and music. The journalism prizes were for public service, editorial writing, and reporting.
1918DramaA fourth category, drama, was added to the Pulitzer Prizes.
1922BiographyThe biography category was added.
1926HistoryThe history category was added.
1930NovelThe novel category was added.
1942MusicThe music category was expanded to include any American music composition.
1948PoetryThe poetry category was added.
1950International ReportingThe international reporting category was added.
1962General Non-FictionThe general non-fiction category was added.
1968Feature PhotographyThe feature photography category was added.
1979National ReportingThe national reporting category was added.
1980Explanatory JournalismThe explanatory journalism category was added.
1991Spot News PhotographyThe spot news photography category was added.
1992CommentaryThe commentary category was added.
2000Investigative ReportingThe investigative reporting category was added.
2007Local ReportingThe local reporting category was split into two categories, for newspapers with circulations below and above 50,000.
2010Audio ReportingThe audio reporting category was added, for radio and online podcasts.
2017CriticismThe criticism category was added.
2020Audio ReportingThe audio reporting category was expanded to include audio books and other forms of spoken-word entertainment.

Pulitzer Prizes 2023 – FAQs

Q1: Which news outlet won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in the Pulitzer Prizes 2023?

Ans: The Associated Press, for the work of Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko and Lori Hinnant won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in the Pulitzer Prizes 2023.

Q2: Who won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in the Pulitzer Prizes 2023?

Ans: The staff of The Wall Street Journal won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in the Pulitzer Prizes 2023.

Q3: Who won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in the Pulitzer Prizes 2023?

Ans: The Photography Staff of Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in the Pulitzer Prizes 2023.


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