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Here Are The Winners Of The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes For Journalism

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Posted on April 10, 2017, at 3:42 p.m. ET

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The staff of the East Bay Times won in the Breaking News category for their coverage of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

Here are the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes, announced at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on Monday.

Public Service

The New York Daily News and ProPublica won the award for uncovering "widespread abuse of eviction rules by the police" to evict minorities in New York City public housing.

Breaking News Reporting

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The staff of the East Bay Times won for their coverage of the Ghost Ship fire, which killed 36 people at a warehouse party.

Investigative Reporting

Eric Eyre and The Charleston Gazette Mail won for exposing the unchecked flow of opioids into West Virginia counties.

Explanatory Reporting

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, and the Miami Herald won for their reporting on the Panama Papers, which "exposed the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens."

Local Reporting

Salt Lake Tribune staff won the award for their reporting on the cruel treatment of sexual assault victims at Brigham Young University, a powerful Utah institution.

National Reporting

David A. Fahrenthold of the Washington Post won the award for his campaign reporting, which "cast doubt on Donald Trump's assertions of generosity toward charities."

International Reporting

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New York Times staff won for their reporting on Vladimir Putin's efforts to project Russia's power abroad, with techniques such as assassination, online harassment, and planting incriminating evidence on opponents.

Feature Writing

C.J. Chivers of the New York Times received the award for his "compelling portrait" of a Marine's postwar descent into violence.


Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal was awarded for her columns that "connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation’s most divisive political campaigns."

Editorial Writing

Art Cullen of the Storm Lake Times won for his editorials that "challenged powerful corporate agricultural interests in Iowa."