The New York Times
The Pulitzer Committee honored the New York Times with the prestigious Public Service Award for its “predictive and comprehensive” coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for filling “a data vacuum that has helped local governments, healthcare providers, businesses and individuals has, better prepared and protected. ”Read the coverage here.
Finalists ProPublica; The Courier Journal of Louisville, Ky.
Star Tribune of Minneapolis employee
The Star Tribune won the award for its “authoritative and nuanced” coverage of the murder of George Floyd.
Finalists Contributor to Courier Journal, Louisville, Ky .; Helen Branswell, Andrew Joseph and the late Sharon Begley of STAT, Boston
Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen, and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe won the Investigative Reporting Award for its extensive coverage of dangerous truck drivers and the failure of state governments to keep them off the road.
Finalists Dake Kang and the staff of The Associated Press; Margie Mason and Robin McDowell of The Associated Press
Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell, and Jackie Botts from Reuters; Ed Yong of The Atlantic
The Pulitzer Committee honored a team of Reuters reporters for reporting an obscure legal doctrine that “protects police who use excessive force from prosecution”. Atlantic science reporter Ed Yong was recognized for his coverage of the pandemic.
Finalists Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek from BuzzFeed News
Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi of The Tampa Bay Times
The committee recognized a revelation by a powerful Florida sheriff, Chris Nocco, who harassed local residents and used private child welfare records and academic grades to brand school children as potential criminals, effectively terrorizing members of his community.
Finalists Jack Dolan and Brittny Mejia of the Los Angeles Times; Charleston, SC post office and courier staff
Employee of The Marshall Project, AL.com of Birmingham, Ala., IndyStar of Indianapolis, and the Invisible Institute of Chicago
A year-long investigation revealed a pattern of disturbing attacks by K-9 police units across the country, including incidents in which innocent civilians were injured or in at least one case killed.
Finalists New York Times employee; Wall Street Journal staff
Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek from BuzzFeed News
Finalists BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; New York Times employee; Wall Street Journal staff
Nadja Drost from California Sunday Magazine; Mitchell S. Jackson of Runner’s World
Finalists Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post
Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond Times Dispatch in Virginia
Finalists Roy S. Johnson of the Alabama Media Group; Melinda Henneberger of The Kansas City Star
Wesley Morris of the New York Times
Finalists Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times; Craig Jenkins of New York Magazine
Robert Greene of the Los Angeles Times
Finalists Lee Hockstader of the Washington Post; Alan Wirzbicki and Rachelle G. Cohen of The Boston Globe
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Finalists Ken Fisher, as Ruben Bolling, for “Tom the Dancing Bug,” Andrews McMeel Syndicate; Lalo Alcaraz of the Andrews McMeel Syndicate; Marty Two Bulls Sr.
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Finalists Hassan Ammar, Hussein Malla, and Felipe Dana of The Associated Press; Joshua Irwandi, National Geographic freelance photographer
Emilio Morenatti of The Associated Press
Finalists Getty Images employee; Tyler Hicks of the New York Times
Lisa Hagen, Chris Haxel, Graham Smith and Robert Little from National Public Radio
Finalists National Public Radio staff; Associate with the Invisible Institute of Chicago, The Intercept, and Topic Studios
“The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich
Finalists “A Directory of My Journey on Earth”, by Daniel Mason; “Telephone” by Percival Everett
“Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” by Marcia Chatelain
Finalists “The War of the Deviant: The Homosexuals Against the United States of America” by Eric Cervini; “The Three Corners War: The Union, the Confederation and the Indians fighting for the West” by Megan Kate Nelson
“The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X” by Les Payne and Tamara Payne
Finalists “Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath” by Heather Clark; “Stranger in Shogun City: A Japanese Woman and Her World” by Amy Stanley
“Postcolonial Love Poem” by Natalie Diaz
Finalists “A Treatise on Stars”, by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge; “In the Lateness of the World” by Carolyn Forché
“Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy” by David Zucchino
Finalists “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning” by Cathy Park Hong; “Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in the Indian Land” by Sierra Crane Murdoch
“The Hot Wing King” by Katori Hall
Finalists “Circle Jerk” by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley; “Stew” by Zora Howard
“Stride” by Tania León
Finalists “Place” by Ted Hearne; “Data Lords” by Maria Schneider