Pulitzer Prize winners announced

2010-04-14 08:54 BJT



The Washington Post and the New York Times were named winners of the prestigious Pulitzer prizes for 2010. The results were announced by Columbia University in New York on Monday.

The Pulitzer is the most coveted award in U.S. journalism, and are given out annually by Columbia University on the recommendation of a 19-member board.

The four Pulitzers received by the Washington Post were in the categories of international reporting, feature writing, commentary, and criticism.

The New York Times was awarded for its explanatory reporting and national reporting. The American daily newspaper still holds a record of seven Pulitzers won in 2002 for its coverage of issues related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and on the financial markets.

The Dallas Morning News, SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle website, and the Des Moines Register were the winners in the categories of editorial writing, editorial cartooning and breaking-news photography respectively.

Mary Chind, winner of breaking-news photography: River rescue in downtown Des Moines: A woman is pulled from near the Center Street dam by construction worker Jason Oglesbee on Tuesday. A man who was with the unidentified woman died in the Des Moines River. A rescue team from the Des Moines Fire Department tried several times to rescue the woman but could not get close enough to her. (Published July 1, 2009)
Mary Chind, winner of breaking-news photography: River rescue in downtown 
Des Moines: A woman is pulled from near the Center Street dam by construction 
worker Jason Oglesbee on Tuesday. A man who was with the unidentified woman died 
in the Des Moines River. A rescue team from the Des Moines Fire Department tried 
several times to rescue the woman but could not get close enough to her. 
(Published July 1, 2009)