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Pulitzer Winners Announced: NYT Leads Pack

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The 2009 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today at 3 p.m. at Columbia University. The 92nd annual awards, which for the first time allowed entries from online-only news sites, include the 14 journalism categories, with winners listed below. The New York Times leads this year competition with five winners.

Here is a list of the winners:

PUBLIC SERVICE

Las Vegas Sun, High Death Rate for Construction Workers

Finalists: New York Times, St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact

BREAKING NEWS
The New York Times for coverage of the scandal involving former Gov. Eliot Spitzer

Finalists: Houston Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
The New York Times, David Barstow, Pentagon generals TV

Finalists: Los Angeles Times (Paul Pringle), Milwuakee Journal-Sentinel

EXPLANATORY REPORTING
Los Angeles Times, Bettina Boxall and Julie Cartm Wild fires

Finalists: New York Times (Adam Liptak), Washington Post (AIG)

LOCAL REPORTING
(tie) Detroit Free Press for mayor corruption
East Valley Tribune, Mesa, AZ Sheriff immigration enforcement

Finalists: New Orleans Times-Picayune

NATIONAL REPORTING

St. Petersburg Times for online PolitiFact

Finalists: Washington Post (Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein), Philadelphia Inquirer

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING

New York Times staff for both Afghanistan and Pakistan

FEATURE WRITING

St. Petersburg Times, Lane Degregory

COMMENTARY

Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

CRITICISM

New York Times, Holland Cotter, arts

EDITORIAL WRITING
The Post-Star, Glens Falls, NY (Mark Mahoney)

EDITORIAL CARTOONING

Steve Breen, San Diego Union Tribune

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Patrick Farrell, Miami Herald

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Damon Winter, The New York Times