New York Times Wins Three Pulitzer Prizes

Paper is recognized for Investigative Reporting, International Reporting and Feature Photography.

The Gray Lady did very well today. Per this afternoon’s announcement at Columbia University, the paper has added three 2015 Pulitzer Prizes to its previous total of 114:

Eric Lipton / Investigative Reporting:

For reporting that showed how the influence of lobbyists can sway congressional leaders and state attorneys general, slanting justice toward the wealthy and connected.

Staff / International Reporting:

For courageous front-line reporting and vivid human stories on Ebola in Africa, engaging the public with the scope and details of the outbreak while holding authorities accountable.

Daniel Berehulak / Feature Photography:

For his gripping, courageous photographs of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Berehulak is a freelancer for the Times; in the Investigative Reporting category, Lipton shares his prize with the Wall Street Journal staff members responsible for the series “Medicare Unmasked.” On the west coast, the Los Angeles Times is celebrating a pair of Pulitzers for Criticism (Mary McNamara) and Feature Writing (Diana Marcum).

The New York Times was also a finalist in the categories of National Reporting, Commentary (via the late David Carr), Criticism (Manohla Dargis) and Breaking News Photography, twice (Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev and Uriel Sinai; Tyler Hicks, Sergey Ponomarev and Wissam Nassar).

The full list of 2015 winners can be viewed here.
[Pictured: Mike Pride, Pulitzer Prize administrator]