The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Explanatory Reporting

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For a distinguished example of explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing and clear presentation, using any available journalistic tool, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to The New York Times Staff for its penetrating look into business practices by Apple and other technology companies that illustrates the darker side of a changing global economy for workers and consumers.


Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2013 Explanatory Reporting prize to (left to right) Charles Duhigg, Keith Bradsher and David Barboza of The New York Times.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for his exhaustive examination of the struggle to keep Asian carp and other invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes and ultimately all of the nation’s inland waters, a story enhanced by animated graphics; and Tony Bartelme of The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C., for his stories that helped readers understand the complex factors driving up their insurance bills.