The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Public Service

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For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material, a gold
medal.

Awarded to The Washington Post for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.

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Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents a 2014 Public Service Prize to Martin Baron (center) and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post.

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Awarded to The Guardian US for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.



Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents a 2014 Public Service Prize to Janine Gibson and Alan Rusbridger of The Guardian US.

Finalists

Also nominated as a finalist in this category was Newsday, Long Island, N.Y., for its use of in-depth reporting and digital tools to expose shootings, beatings and other concealed misconduct by some Long Island police officers, leading to the formation of a grand jury and an official review of police accountability.