Finally, Pulitzer for new media!


When The New York Times and The Washington Post topped the list of Pulitzer winners –and finalists, that’s not a shocking news. But when new media publications like the nonprofit ProPublica and the self-syndicated Mark Fiore on Monday announced to be part of the winners, that’s really a big news. At least for new media experts and enthusiasts.

Established by Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City, the Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper journalism, literature and musical composition.

2010 Pulitzer Prize winners


Public ServiceBristol (Va.) Herald Courier

Breaking News ReportingThe Seattle Times Staff

Investigative Reporting – Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News and Sheri Fink of ProPublica, in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine

Explanatory Reporting – Michael Moss and members of The New York Times Staff

Local Reporting – Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

National Reporting – Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times Staff

International Reporting – Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post

Feature Writing – Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post

Commentary – Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post

Criticism – Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post

Editorial Writing – Tod Robberson, Colleen McCain Nelson and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News

Editorial Cartooning – Mark Fiore, self syndicated, appearing on

Breaking News Photography – Mary Chind of The Des Moines Register

Feature Photography – Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post

Letters, Drama and Music

FictionTinkers by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)

DramaNext to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

HistoryLords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press)

BiographyThe First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)

PoetryVersed by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)

General NonfictionThe Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday)

MusicViolin Concerto by Jennifer Higdon (Lawdon Press)

Special Citations

Hank Williams

[via Yahoo! News,]



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