A complete list of all the 2014 Pulitzer Awards for Journalism announced today:
The Guardian US -for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Boston Globe -for its exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt that enveloped the city, using photography and a range of digital tools to capture the full impact of the tragedy.
Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, DC -for his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts.
Eli Saslow of The Washington Post -for his unsettling and nuanced reporting on the prevalence of food stamps in post-recession America, forcing readers to grapple with issues of poverty and dependency.
Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of Tampa Bay Times -for their relentless investigation into the squalid conditions that marked housing for the city’s substantial homeless population, leading to swift reforms.
David Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO -for expanding the examination of how wounded combat veterans are mistreated, focusing on loss of benefits for life after discharge by the Army for minor offenses, stories augmented with digital tools and stirring congressional action.
Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters -for their courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.
Stephen Henderson of Detroit Free Press -for his columns on the financial crisis facing his hometown, written with passion and a stirring sense of place, sparing no one in their critique.
Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer -for her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise.
Editorial Staff of The Oregonian, Portland -for its lucid editorials that explain the urgent but complex issue of rising pension costs, notably engaging readers and driving home the link between necessary solutions and their impact on everyday lives.
Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer -for his thought provoking cartoons drawn with a sharp wit and bold artistic style.
Breaking News Photography
Tyler Hicks of The New York Times -for his compelling pictures that showed skill and bravery in documenting the unfolding terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya.
Josh Haner of The New York Times -for his moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim who lost most of both legs and now is painfully rebuilding his life.