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2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Feature Photography

Michael Williamson of The Washington Post for his portfolio of pictures exploring the multi-faceted impact of the nation’s food stamp program on 47 million recipients.

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Michael S. Williamson joined The Washington Post in 1993.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Feature Photography

Lacy Atkins of the San Francisco Chronicle for her revealing portrait of an Oakland school's efforts to help African-American boys avoid neighborhood risks and profit from education.

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Lacy Atkins has been a photojournalist for more than 20 years. She joined the San Francisco Chronicle in 2000.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Breaking News Photography

Goran Tomasevic of Reuters for his sequence of photographs that chronicle two hours of fierce combat on the rebel frontline in Syria's civil war.

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Goran Tomasevic was born in Belgrade in 1969 and has worked as a photojournalist in conflict zones since war engulfed his native Yugoslavia in 1991.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Breaking News Photography

John Tlumacki and David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe, for their searing photographs that captured the shock, chaos and heroism after the bloody Boston Marathon bombings.

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John Tlumacki has been a staff photographer for The Boston Globe since 1981.

David L. Ryan is a staff photographer at The Boston Globe.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Editorial Cartooning

Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune, for his adroit use of images and words that cut to the core of often emotional issues for his readership.

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In 1978, Pat Bagley was hired by The Salt Lake Tribune and has been a popular feature of the paper ever since.

Announcement of 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners

Video of Pulitzer Prize Administrator Sig Gissler announcing the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners on April 14, 2014. The announcement took place at 3:00 pm eastern daylight time, in the Joseph Pulitzer World Room at the Journalism School, Columbia University.










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2014 Pulitzer winners celebrate!

On April 14, 2014 Pulitzer Prizewinners in journalism and the arts from across the country uncorked the champagne and cheered in celebration.

At left, David Philipps, of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, winner of the National Reporting prize, waves his bottle next to photographer Michael Ciaglo. Awarded for "Other than Honorable," a story that expanded the examination of how wounded combat veterans are mistreated, this is the newspaper's second Pulitzer win in its 124 year history.

The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes will be awarded at a luncheon ceremony at Columbia University in New York City on May 28, 2014.

List of 2014 winners

Video of announcement

Work by 2014 Journalism Finalists is available

Our expanded archive now includes articles and other entry material submitted by finalists for the 2014 Journalism Prizes.

Three finalists in each category are selected by separate Nominating Juries. The Pulitzer Prize Board chooses the winner from among the three finalists. The other two entries, not selected as Prize winners, are designated as Nominated Finalists.

The 2014 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists were announced on April 14, 2014. -- 04/24/2014



Pulitzer Administrator Sig Gissler to retire

Sig Gissler, who helped move the Pulitzer Prizes more deeply into the digital age, will retire as administrator this summer, Columbia University announced today.

Gissler, 78, became the Pulitzer administrator in 2002. During his tenure, the Pulitzer Board opened its journalism competition to entries from online-only news organizations and encouraged a full range of digital components, such as video and other multimedia formats. Three years ago, the journalism Prizes adopted an all-digital entry and judging system, replacing paper entries.

"For a dozen years, Sig has been a devoted and wise steward of the Pulitzer Prizes and the machinery that produces them," said Paul Tash, chairman of the Pulitzer Board. "It is a little hard to imagine the Prizes without him."

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Investigative journalist and columnist join Pulitzer Board

Katherine Boo, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, and Gail Collins, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Boo, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, was a reporter at The Washington Post when her series on mistreatment of mentally challenged people in Washington, D.C., resulted in the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for The Post.

Collins joined the editorial board of The New York Times in 1995 and six years later became the first woman editor of The Times’ editorial page. -- 11/07/2013

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VIDEO of Pulitzer seminar: "Waiting to be told"

Here is the video of six journalists who deconstructed their 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning work and shared their tips during an Oct. 22 seminar at the Columbia Journalism School. They told how their remarkable stories were waiting to be discovered. The topics and participants were:

Speeding off-duty cops imperil the public
Sun Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, Public Service Prize, Sally Kestin and John Maines

The biggest oil spill you never heard of
InsideClimate News, National Reporting Prize, Elizabeth McGowan and Lisa Song

Inside a deadly backcountry avalanche
The New York Times, Feature Writing Prize, John Branch and Steve Duenes

Sheila Coronel, director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, moderated the program. -- 11/04/2013

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Pulitzer Board chair praises tenacious 2013 journalism winners


Despite economic pressures and other stern challenges, the journalistic work of Pulitzer Prize winners is as strong as ever, the newly elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board said at the luncheon ceremony at Columbia University where the 2013 prizes in journalism, books, music and drama were presented.

Paul Tash, the chief executive of the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s largest newspaper, urged newspapers and other news organizations to persist in facing current problems, saying:

"The work may be difficult. The odds may be long. The challenges may be great. So what? Every day presents an opportunity for excellence, and the chance to do work that makes a great difference." 05/30/2013

Text: Tash’s remarks

Video: Tash’s remarks and presentation of Prizes

Luncheon slide show

Press release: Tash’s election as chair

John Daniszewski, AP news executive, joins Pulitzer Board

John Daniszewski, a top news executive at the Associated Press with deep experience in the coverage of major world news events, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Daniszewski became AP’s vice president and senior managing editor for international news in 2009 after three decades as a reporter, editor and correspondent who has been on assignment in more than 70 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.-- 05/01/2013

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2013 Journalism Jurors searched for nation’s best journalism

Watch a slide show of the hardworking Nominating Jurors in Journalism. Jurors met on February 22, 23 and 24, 2013 to read 1,081 journalism entries online. They worked in both the Pulitzer World Room (pictured right) and the Lecture Hall also located in Pulitzer Hall at Columbia University.

The jurors nominated three finalists in each category. Then The Pulitzer Prize Board made the final decisions. The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists were announced on April 15, 2013.




pre-anouncement home page

The 2014 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists will be announced Monday, April 14, 2014 at Columbia University in New York City. The announcement will take place at 3:00pm eastern daylight time. Finalists are not announced in advance.

Winners' biographies and photos will be available on this Website, along with winning stories, photos and cartoons in all 14 Journalism categories. Synposes of winning books, and samples from winners in drama and music will also be online.

Please check back on April 14!


Pulitzer Administrator Sig Gissler to retire

Sig Gissler, who helped move the Pulitzer Prizes more deeply into the digital age, will retire as administrator this summer, Columbia University announced today.

Gissler, 78, became the Pulitzer administrator in 2002. During his tenure, the Pulitzer Board opened its journalism competition to entries from online-only news organizations and encouraged a full range of digital components, such as video and other multimedia formats. Three years ago, the journalism Prizes adopted an all-digital entry and judging system, replacing paper entries.

"For a dozen years, Sig has been a devoted and wise steward of the Pulitzer Prizes and the machinery that produces them," said Paul Tash, chairman of the Pulitzer Board. "It is a little hard to imagine the Prizes without him."

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Investigative journalist and columnist join Pulitzer Board

Katherine Boo, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, and Gail Collins, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Boo, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, was a reporter at The Washington Post when her series on mistreatment of mentally challenged people in Washington, D.C., resulted in the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for The Post.

Collins joined the editorial board of The New York Times in 1995 and six years later became the first woman editor of The Times’ editorial page. -- 11/07/2013

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VIDEO of Pulitzer seminar: "Waiting to be told"

Here is the video of six journalists who deconstructed their 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning work and shared their tips during an Oct. 22 seminar at the Columbia Journalism School. They told how their remarkable stories were waiting to be discovered. The topics and participants were:

Speeding off-duty cops imperil the public
Sun Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, Public Service Prize, Sally Kestin and John Maines

The biggest oil spill you never heard of
InsideClimate News, National Reporting Prize, Elizabeth McGowan and Lisa Song

Inside a deadly backcountry avalanche
The New York Times, Feature Writing Prize, John Branch and Steve Duenes

Sheila Coronel, director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, moderated the program. -- 11/04/2013

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watch video of the event

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Work by 2013 Journalism Finalists is available

Our expanded archive now includes articles and other entry material submitted by finalists for the 2013 Journalism Prizes.

Three finalists in each category are selected by separate Nominating Juries. The Pulitzer Prize Board chooses the winner from among the three finalists. The other two entries, not selected as Prize winners, are designated as Nominated Finalists.

The 2013 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists were announced on April 15, 2013. -- 09/06/2013



Pulitzer Board chair praises tenacious journalism winners


Despite economic pressures and other stern challenges, the journalistic work of Pulitzer Prize winners is as strong as ever, the newly elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board said at the luncheon ceremony at Columbia University where the 2013 prizes in journalism, books, music and drama were presented.

Paul Tash, the chief executive of the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s largest newspaper, urged newspapers and other news organizations to persist in facing current problems, saying:

"The work may be difficult. The odds may be long. The challenges may be great. So what? Every day presents an opportunity for excellence, and the chance to do work that makes a great difference." 05/30/2013

Text: Tash’s remarks

Video: Tash’s remarks and presentation of Prizes


Luncheon slide show


Press release: Tash’s election as chair

John Daniszewski, AP news executive, joins Pulitzer Board

John Daniszewski, a top news executive at the Associated Press with deep experience in the coverage of major world news events, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Daniszewski became AP’s vice president and senior managing editor for international news in 2009 after three decades as a reporter, editor and correspondent who has been on assignment in more than 70 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.-- 05/01/2013

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2013 Pulitzer winners celebrate!

On April 15, 2013 Pulitzer Prizewinners in journalism and the arts from across the country jumped up and cheered in celebration.

At left, database specialist John Maines, investigative reporter Sally Kestin and the Sun Sentinel newsroom react to the news that the Sun Sentinal has won the Pulitzer for Public Service. Awarded for "Above the Law: Speeding Cops," a series about off-duty police officers endangering the lives of citizens by speeding, this is the newspaper's first ever Pulitzer win.

The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes in all categories were awarded at a luncheon ceremony at Columbia University in New York City on May 30, 2013.

List of 2013 winners


Caroline Shaw, musician, wins Pulitzer for "Partita"

"At 30, Shaw is the youngest-ever winner of the music Pulitzer. Shaw says she considers herself a musician first — and, in fact, Partita for 8 Voices was written for the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member.

"There's one moment in the piece that delivers on that name, where the sung music morphs into a mounting swell of cacophonous, indecipherable chatter." - NPR

Read this story, and more about Pulitzer celebrations, on our In the News page.

Jurors search for nation’s best journalism

Watch a slide show of the hardworking Nominating Jurors in Journalism. Jurors met on February 22, 23 and 24 to read 1,081 journalism entries online. They worked in both the Pulitzer World Room (pictured right) and the Lecture Hall also located in Pulitzer Hall at Columbia University.

The jurors nominated three finalists in each category. Then The Pulitzer Prize Board made the final decisions. The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists were announced on April 15, 2013.




2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Editorial Cartooning

David Horsey, the Los Angeles Times, for his wide ranging cartoons that blend skillful caricature with irreverence, causing readers both to laugh and think.

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey is a political commentator for the Los Angeles Times.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Editorial Writing

Andie Dominick, The Des Moines Register, for her diligent editorials challenging Iowa’s arcane licensing laws that regulate occupations ranging from cosmetologists to dentists and often protect practitioners more than the public.

 

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March 31, 2013 Irrational licensing laws
April 25, 2013 Liscensing should have room for religious views
May 5, 2013 Claims about La'James need to be investigated
May 14, 2013 Hair braiding shows Iowa's ridiculous laws
May 19, 2013 Dental Board's actions protect dentists, not the public
June 2, 2013 Salon laws and rules need scrutiny
June 14, 2013 Potential for conflicts seen in licensing boards
January 24, 2014 Cover letter for entry

 

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Andie Dominick has been an editorial writer at The Des Moines Register since 2001.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Editorial Writing

Dante Ramos, The Boston Globe, for his evocative editorials urging Boston to become a more modern, around-the-clock city by shedding longtime restrictions and removing bureaucratic obstacles that can sap its vitality.

 

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February 26, 2013 Hard-charging workforce requires a 24-hour city
February 27, 2013 Austin flexes tech muscles
March 31, 2013 Build future with new people, not old ideas about parking
June 23, 2013 Let developers think small, creating new housing for all
July 1, 2013 To revive city's Main Streets, get more liquor licenses
July 11, 2013 Take note, mayoral hopefuls, as burdens of history recede
December 22, 2013 Boston isn't 'Footloose,' so ease up on dancing rules
December 30, 2013 In time of great promise, a whiff of earlier tensions
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Dante Ramos is deputy editorial page editor of The Boston Globe.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Criticism

Jen Graves, The Stranger, a Seattle weekly, for her visual arts criticism that, with elegant and vivid description, informs readers about how to look at the complexities of contemporary art and the world in which it's made.

 

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February 13, 2013 Charles Krafft is a white nationalist who believes the holocaust is a deliberately exaggerated myth
September 11, 2013 The lies of the artists
December 4, 2013 Shooting and capturing
October 9, 2013 Don’t die
July 10, 2013 The outside artist
May 8, 2013 Dematerialized
March 6, 2013 Chinese treasures shipped out of Tacoma
October 16, 2013 Where race was run
September 4, 2013 Being beaten about the mind and eyes
August 21, 2013 How to succeed in art without even trying
January 24, 2014 Cover letter for entry

 

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Jen Graves has been a newspaper art critic and columnist for 17 years, the last eight at The Stranger in Seattle.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Criticism

Mary McNamara, the Los Angeles Times, for her trenchant and witty television criticism, engaging readers through essays and reviews that feature a conversational style and the force of fresh ideas.

 

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June 21, 2013 Tough guys' TV talk
November 16, 2013 Tyson weaves, bobs around 'Truth'
May 11, 2013 'Scandal' is must-tweet TV
August 31, 2013 No revolution...yet
September 19, 2013 Now we curl up with a good 'Breaking Bad'
July 19, 2013 Power and glory
July 11, 2013 A fun group to be locked up with
June 27, 2013 Paula Deen burns herself again
April 21, 2013 Modern women for new TV age
March 16, 2013 The naked truth?
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Mary McNamara is a television critic and cultural editor for the Los Angeles Times, where she has worked since 1990.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Commentary

Lisa Falkenberg, 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.

 

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December 6, 2013 System rears ugly head for preteen mother
December 18, 2013 It's time to act, councilman
May 1, 2013 It's just Dad and me on his final haul
July 24, 2013 A tale of 2 victims and 2 different outcomes
March 22, 2013 Principal inspiring her students, but not HISD
July 12, 2013 Reality shows true futility of 'pro-life' stance
June 14, 2013 Anthem's high notes spurred haters' lowest
June 7, 2013 Do expensive glass offices help fight cancer?
June 27, 2013 Tuesday night was not Texas' greatest hour
April 17, 2013 Strength of will, steps of pride keep runners on top
January 24, 2014 Cover letter for entry

 

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Lisa Falkenberg is a metro columnist at the Houston Chronicle.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Commentary

Kevin Cullen, 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.

 

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March 5, 2013 Clear-eyed in oft-overlooked war
April 20, 2013 Nothing tough about this boxer's character
April 21, 2013 For emergency workers, a moment away
April 23, 2013 Officer always looked out for others
May 10, 2013 A very big difference
May 14, 2013 O'Malley lost me on this
June 25, 2013 Comforting the comforters
August 13, 2013 In the end, everything has passed Whitey by
August 31, 2013 A life of engagement and wondrous words
November 1, 2013 With victory, a lesson in hope
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Kevin Cullen is an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has written for The Boston Globe since 1985.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

International Reporting

Raja Abdulrahim and Patrick McDonnell the Los Angeles Times, for their vivid coverage of the Syrian civil war, showing at grave personal risk how both sides of the conflict contribute to the bloodshed, fear and corruption that define daily life.

 

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August 21, 2013 In the sniper's sights
March 26, 2013 Syria's Shiites allege ethnic 'terror'
July 24, 2013 Waiting for a son lost in the void
July 30, 2013 Battle in suburbia
September 21, 2013 Assad's other army
April 2, 2013 Syrian rebels resent postware scenario
September 17, 2013 Uneasy life in Damascus' bubble
August 14, 2013 Assad bastion feels targeted
September 12, 2013 At odds in their common cause
October 15, 2013 Weapons deal may help Assad prolong his rule
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Raja Abdulrahim is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she has worked for the last five years.

Patrick McDonnell covers the Middle East for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on Syria, Iran and Lebanon.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

International Reporting

Rukmini Callimachi, the Associated Press, for her discovery and fearless exploration of internal documents that shattered myths and deepened understanding of the global terrorist network of al-Qaida.

 

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December 29, 2013 $0.60 for cake: Al-Qaida records every
expense
May 28, 2013 AP Exclusive: Al-Qaida rips into prima donna terrorist for failing to deliver big operations
February 6, 2013 Woman in Timbuktu punished for forbidden love
February 14, 2013 In Timbuktu, al-Qaida left behind a manifesto
January 22, 2013 Fight for Mali town reflects Islamist tactics
June 11, 2013 Mali manual suggests al-Qaida has feared weapon
February 21, 2013 Al-Qaida tipsheet on avoiding drones found in Mali
July 9, 2013 Yemen terror boss left blueprint for waging jihad
September 29, 2013 Terrorists used new tactic to spare some Muslims
December 9, 2013 AP reporter’s quest to !nd bodies ends in desert
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Rukmini Callimachi is the West Africa Bureau Chief for
The Associated Press.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

National Reporting

Jon Hilsenrath , The Wall Street Journal, for his exploration of the Federal Reserve, a powerful but little understood national institution.

 

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July 29, 2013 Fed 'doves' beat 'hawks' in economic prognosticating
Web entry: Interactive Graphic - Ranking Fed forecasters
May 11-12, 2013 Fed maps exit from stimulus
May 13, 2013 A top contender at the Fed faces test over easy money
June 21, 2013 Markets might be misreading the Fed’s messages
June 22-23, 2013 Fed is toiling in vain to calm jittery markets
September 23, 2013 Yellen would bring tougher tone to Fed
October 8, 2013 Tense negotiations inside the Fed produced muddled signals to markets
October 10, 2013 Yellen gets Fed nomination with bank at turning point
March 18, 2013 Easy-money era a long game for Fed
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Jon Hilsenrath is the chief economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, where he is responsible for covering the Federal Reserve.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

National Reporting

John Emshwiller and Jeremy Singer-Vine, The Wall Street Journal, for their reports and searchable database on the nation’s often overlooked factories and research centers that once produced nuclear weapons and now pose contamination risks.

 

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October 30, 2013 A forgotten legacy of nuclear buildup
October 30, 2013 In New York, a tale of exposure raises the question: How much radiation is safe?
Explore sites near you (database)
October 29, 2013 Web entry: Video - Wastelands
November 22, 2013 One town’s atomic legacy: A $500 million cleanup
November 21, 2013 Web entry: Video - Patty Ameno's one-woman nuclear crusade
December 30, 2013 Neighbors fume at radioactive dump
December 30, 2013 Facebook page chronicles accounts of illnesses reported by residents
December 31, 2013 Nuclear waste sits on ocean floor
December 31, 2013 Web entry: Interactive graphic - Waste waters
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John Emshwiller is senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal.

Jeremy Singer-Vine is reporter and computer programmer for The Wall Street Journal’s Page One desk, based in New York.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Local Reporting

Rebecca D. O’Brien and Thomas Mashberg of The Record, Woodland Park, N.J., for their jarring exposure of how heroin has permeated the suburbs of northern New Jersey, profiling addicts and anguished families and mapping the drug pipeline from South America to their community.

 

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May 5, 2013 Suburbia's deadly secret
May 6, 2013 The grim life of suburban addicts
May 7, 2013 'Love cannot stop it'
May 8, 2013 N.J. searching for solutions to rampant heroin problems
May 6, 2013 Nowhere to get clean
December 22, 2013 Heroin's poisonous path to North Jersey
December 23, 2013 Inside suburban drug mills, a grimy lucrative business
December 24, 2013 Help stall in Trenton as frustration grows
December 27, 2013 Online special report: Heroin - suburbia's deadly secret
January 25, 2014 Cover letter for entry

 

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Rebecca D. O'Brien joined the staff of The Record in October 2011.

Thomas Mashberg's freelance work for The Record was supported by a Polk Award grant.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Local Reporting

Joan Garrett McClane, Todd South, Doug Strickland and Mary Helen Miller, Chattanooga Times Free Press, for using an array of journalistic tools to explore the "no-snitch" culture that helps perpetuate a cycle of violence in one of the most dangerous cities in the South.

 

December 15, 2013 Web entry: Speak No Evil
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Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee since 2007.

Todd South has been a staff writer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press since 2008.

Doug Strickland is a staff photographer for the Times Free Press and a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Mary Helen Miller is a multimedia journalist who writes articles and produces audio, video and interactive graphics for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Explanatory Reporting

Les Zaitz, The Oregonian, Portland, for chilling narratives that, at personal risk to him and his sources, revealed how lethal Mexican drug cartels infiltrated Oregon and other regions of the country.

 

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June 23, 2013 'They are here'
June 24, 2013 A kingpin's toxic power
June 25, 2013 The dealer next door
June 26, 2013 Cops on the defensive
June 27, 2013 At the end of the supply chain: staggering loss
January 6, 2014 Cover letter for entry

 

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Les Zaitz has been a journalist in Oregon since 1973, joining The Oregonian in 1976.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Explanatory Reporting

Dennis Overbye, The New York Times, for his authoritative illumination of the race by two competing teams of 3,000 scientists and technicians over a seven-year period to discover what physicists call the "God particle."

 

March 5, 2013 Web entry: Chasing the Higgs Boson
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Dennis Overbye joined The New York Times in 1998 as the deputy science editor.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Investigative Reporting

Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese, The Sacramento Bee, for their probe of a Las Vegas mental hospital that used commercial buses to "dump'' more than 1,500 psychiatric patients in 48 states over five years, reporting that brought an end to the practice and the firing of hospital employees.

 

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April 7, 2013 Cast out by Nevada, he finds kindness
April 14, 2013 Busing of patients rife in Nevada
April 25, 2013 Nevada to add patient escorts
April 30, 2013 2 fired at Vegas mental hospital
May 5, 2013 Busing of mentally ill disturbs staff
June 23, 2013 Family fears, concerns on patient busing
July 26, 2013 Mental hospital accepts its stain
August 27, 2013 More patient busing detailed
September 11, 2013 S.F. suit: Nevada dumped patients
December 15, 2013 Mental patients bused - and crime followed
January 23, 2014 Cover letter for entry

 

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Cynthia Hubert is a veteran reporter who has covered a wide range of topics for The Sacramento Bee.

Phillip Reese is the Bee’s computer-assisted reporting specialist.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Investigative Reporting

Megan Twohey, Reuters, for her exposure of an underground Internet marketplace where parents could bypass social welfare regulations and get rid of children they had adopted overseas but no longer wanted, the stories triggering governmental action to curb the practice.

 

September 9, 2013 Web entry: The child exchange
January 17, 2014 Cover letter for entry (pdf)

 

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Megan Twohey is an investigative reporter for Reuters based in New York

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Breaking News Reporting

The Washington Post Staff for its alert, in-depth coverage of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, employing a mix of platforms to tell a developing story with accuracy and sensitivity.

 

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September 16, 2013 Web entry: Home page: Navy Yard shooting
September 17, 2013 Navy Yard rampage leaves 14 dead
September 17, 2013 A family clings to phones, prayer
September 17, 2013 Web entry: What happened inside Building 197 (interactive graphic)
September 17, 2013 Web entry: Remembering the victims
September 17, 2013 The suspect: A man of sharp contrasts
September 18, 2013 Shooter carved an indiscriminate path through building
September 18, 2013 The shooter: Voices, violence hint of personality that was unraveling
September 18, 2013 Checks failed to flag gunman's past
September 19, 2013 Mental health warnings about Alexis ignored
January 21, 2014 Cover letter for entry

 

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2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Breaking News Reporting

The Arizona Republic Staff for its compelling coverage of a fast-moving wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters and destroyed more than a hundred homes, using an array of journalistic tools to tell the story

 

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June 30, 2013 Yarnell Hill fire
July 1, 2013 Tragedy
July 2, 2013 We mourn
July 2, 2013 More than 1 factor spawned tragedy, wildfire experts say
July 2, 2013 Declining resources make wildfire prevention difficult
July 3, 2013 THE CREW: Danger erupts 'in seconds' with 45 mph gusts
July 3, 2013 Portraits of bravery
July 4, 2013 Scenes of sorrow
July 7, 2013 Somewhere, the next fire is waiting to happen
July 7, 2013 'It’s something you never want to see again'
January 15, 2014 Cover letter for entry

 

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2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Feature Writing

Scott Farwell, The Dallas Morning News, for his story about a young woman's struggle to live a normal life after years of ghastly child abuse, an examination of human resilience in the face of depravity.

 

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October 20, 2013 The Girl in the Closet, Chapter 1: In darkness, light
October 21, 2013 Chapter 2: Bundle of joy to burden of sorrow
October 22, 2013 Chapter 3: Mercifully, an end to 'Barbie’s little secret'
October 23, 2013 Chapter 4: Ecstasy and agony
October 24, 2013 Chapter 5: Healing in baby steps
January 21, 2014 Cover letter for entry
Supplemental Material. Girl in the Closet Chapters 6 - 8 (These stories are not part of the official entry, but are provided as a courtesy.)

 

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Scott Farwell is a senior general assignments reporter for The Dallas Morning News.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Feature Writing

Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for his meticulously told tale about a group of first-year medical students in their gross anatomy class and the relationships they develop with one another and the nameless corpse on the table, an account enhanced by multimedia elements.

 

October 12, 2013 Web entry: The course of their lives
Cover letter for entry (pdf)

 

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Mark Johnson is a health and science reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He was part of a team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a series of reports on the use of genetic technology to save a 4-year-old boy imperiled by a mysterious disease.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Finalist

Feature Writing

Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times, for his account of an ex-police officer’s nine-day killing spree in Southern California, notable for its pacing, character development and rich detail.

 

December 8, 2013 Web entry: The Manhunt for Christopher Dorner
December 8, 2013 Web entry: How we reported the story
Cover letter for entry (pdf)

 

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Christopher Goffard is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He shared in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s Bell coverage and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2007 for solo feature work.