Pulitzer Prize 2021 Winners List: The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States. It was established in 1917.
Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017).The winner in the public service category is awarded a gold medal.
Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer gave money in his will to Columbia University to launch a journalism school and establish the Pulitzer Prize. It allocated $250,000 to the prize and scholarships. He specified “four awards in journalism, four in letters and drama, one in education, and four traveling scholarships.” After his death on October 29, 1911, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded June 4, 1917.
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Pulitzer Prize 2021 Winners List
Breaking News Reporting
Winner: Staff of Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn.
Winner: Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston Globe
Winners: Ed Yong of The Atlantic; Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell and Jackie Botts of Reuters
Winner: Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi of Tampa Bay Times
Winner: Staffs of the Marshall Project, AL.com, Birmingham; IndyStar, Indianapolis; and the Invisible Institute, Chicago
Winner: Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of Buzzfeed News, New York
Winners: Nadja Drost, freelance contributor, The California Sunday Magazine; Mitchell S. Jackson, freelance contributor of Runner’s World
Winner: Michael Paul Williams of Richmond Times-Dispatch
Winner: Wesley Morris of The New York Times
Winner: Robert Greene of Los Angeles Times
Breaking News Photography
Winner: Photography Staff of Associated Press
Winner: Emilio Morenatti of Associated Press
Winner: Lisa Hagen, Chris Haxel, Graham Smith and Robert Little of National Public Radio
Winner: The New York Times
LETTERS, DRAMA AND MUSIC
Winner: The Hot Wing King by Katori Hall
Winner: Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain
Winner: The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by the late Les Payne and Tamara Payne (Liveright/Norton)
Winner: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
Winner: Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz (Graywolf Press)
Winner: Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Winner: Stride by Tania Leon (Peermusic Classical)
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