The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners

National Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, using any available journalistic tool, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to David Wood of The Huffington Post for his riveting exploration of the physical and emotional challenges facing American soldiers severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan during a decade of war.


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Gregory Moore (left), co-chair of The Pulitzer Prize Board, presents the 2012 National Reporting Prize to David Wood of The Huffington Post.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Jeff Donn of the Associated Press for his diligent exposure of federal regulators easing or neglecting to enforce safety standards as aging nuclear power plants exceed their original life spans, with interactive data and videos used to drive home the findings; and Jessica Silver-Greenberg of The Wall Street Journal for her compelling examination of aggressive debt collectors whose often questionable tactics, profitable but largely unseen by the public, vexed borrowers hard hit by the nation’s financial crisis.