Pulitzers Announced!

News is trickling out. This from David Carr’s Twitter:

carr2n: Standing on floor four in nyt waiting for pulitzers. Keller just stepped up an said we won five. Big claps 2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Also from Twitter:

jenny8lee: @nytimes wins 5 #pulitzers+ 3 finalists. won for spitzer, holland cotter, afghan/pakstn, mil. messaging, obama fotos.

brianstelter: Bill Keller: “At a time when so many” can’t afford ambitious journalism, “this paper has decided it can’t afford not to.”

carney: Financial journalists shut out of Pulitzers during worst crisis since Great Depression. http://tinyurl.com/d3rukw

And the official announcement! (full list after the jump and finalists here):


Public Service – Las Vegas Sun

Breaking News Reporting – The New York Times Staff

Investigative Reporting – David Barstow of The New York Times

Explanatory Reporting – Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times

Local Reporting –
Detroit Free Press Staff
Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin of the East Valley Tribune, Mesa, AZ

National Reporting – St. Petersburg Times Staff

International Reporting – The New York Times Staff

Feature Writing – Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times

Commentary – Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post

Criticism – Holland Cotter of The New York Times

Editorial Writing – Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, NY

Editorial Cartooning – Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune

Breaking News Photography – Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald

Feature Photography – Damon Winter of The New York Times


Fiction – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

Drama – Ruined by Lynn Nottage

History – The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton & Company)

Biography – American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (Random House)

Poetry – The Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)

General Nonfiction – Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday)

Music – Double Sextet by Steve Reich, premiered March 26, 2008 in Richmond, VA (Boosey & Hawkes)