The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Commentary

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For distinguished commentary, using any available journalistic tool Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press for his columns on the financial crisis facing his hometown, written with passion and a stirring sense of place, sparing no one in their critique.

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Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2014 Commentary Prize to Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were Kevin Cullen of The Boston Globe for his street-wise local columns that capture the spirit of a city, especially after its famed Marathon was devastated by terrorist bombings; and Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle for her provocative metro columns written from the perspective of a sixth-generation Texan, often challenging the powerful and giving voice to the voiceless.