The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners

International Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post for his rich, beautifully written series on Iraq as the United States departs and its people and leaders struggle to deal with the legacy of war and to shape the nation’s future.


Anthony Shadid

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2010 International Reporting prize to Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times for his coverage of the disputed election in Iran and its bloody aftermath, marked by firsthand knowledge and close-up portraits of individuals caught up in events; and David Rohde of The New York Times for his riveting account of being held prisoner by the Taliban for seven months before his dramatic escape, using his eye for detail to depict memorably his militant captors.