NEW YORK – The Washington Post on Monday won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, while the Tampa Bay Times took the award for investigative reporting.
The Post was honored for its project of creating a national register and an in-depth study of fatal police shootings.
For its part, the Tampa Bay Times shared with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune the investigative reporting prize for a look at Florida’s mental health hospitals.
The Times also took the award for local reporting on the strength of a series about failing public schools.
In this 100th edition of the prizes, the Pulitzer board chose from among all the international reporting entries to honor The New York Times for showing the cruelty to which women in Afghanistan are condemned.
Prizewinners for breaking news photography were two different takes on Europe’s crisis of Middle Eastern refugees and their hazardous trek in search of asylum, one by The New York Times and the other by Thomson Reuters.
As for breaking news reporting, a Pulitzer went to the Los Angeles Times for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist massacre.
Outside of journalism, the Pulitzer in the music category was taken by Henry Threadgill for “In for a Penny, in for a Pound,” while for poetry it went to Peter Balakian, for non-fiction to Joby Warrick for his book “Black Flags and the Rise of ISIS,” for fiction to Viet Thanh Nguyen, and for drama to Lin-Manuel Miranda for “Hamilton”
This year the Pulitzer Prize board received some 3,000 candidates for the world’s most famous journalism prizes, whose winners are announced every spring at Columbia University.