The Pulitzer committee honored the A.P. for the work of Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko and Lori Hinnant, citing their “courageous reporting from the besieged city of Mariupol that bore witness to the slaughter of civilians in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
Finalists Austin American-Statesman, in collaboration with the USA Today Network; The Washington Post
Staff of The Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times won for “revealing a secretly recorded conversation among city officials that included racist comments,” followed by additional coverage exploring racial issues in local politics.
Finalists Staff of The New York Times; Josh Gerstein, Alex Ward, Peter S. Canellos, Hailey Fuchs and Heidi Przybyla of Politico
Staff of The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal was honored for “sharp accountability reporting on financial conflicts of interest among officials at 50 federal agencies.”
Finalists Joaquin Palomino and Trisha Thadani of the San Francisco Chronicle; staff of the Star Tribune of Minneapolis
Caitlin Dickerson of The Atlantic
Ms. Dickerson’s work was a “deeply reported and compelling accounting of the Trump administration policy that forcefully separated migrant children from their parents,” the committee said.
Finalists Duaa Eldeib of ProPublica; Terrence McCoy of The Washington Post
AL.com and Mississippi Today
This year’s local reporting category had two winners. John Archibald, Ashley Remkus, Ramsey Archibald and Challen Stephens of AL.com won for “exposing how the police force in the town of Brookside preyed on residents to inflate revenue,” coverage that led the police chief to resign. Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today won for reporting on how a former governor of Mississippi steered millions of state welfare dollars to benefit family and friends including Brett Favre.
Finalists Staff of the Los Angeles Times
Caroline Kitchener of The Washington Post
Ms. Kitchener was awarded for “unflinching reporting that captured the complex consequences of life after Roe v. Wade,” including the story of a teenager in Texas who gave birth to twins after restrictions denied her an abortion.
Finalists Stephania Taladrid, contributing writer, The New Yorker; Joshua Schneyer, Mica Rosenberg and Kristina Cooke of Reuters
Staff of The New York Times
For “unflinching coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” including a deeply reported investigation into Ukrainian deaths in the town of Bucha.
Finalists Paul Carsten, David Lewis, Reade Levinson and Libby George of Reuters; Yaroslav Trofimov and James Marson of The Wall Street Journal
Ms. Chalabi’s illustrations were honored for combining “statistical reporting with keen analysis to help readers understand the immense wealth and economic power of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.”
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Photography Staff of Associated Press
The A.P. provided “unique and urgent images from the first weeks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” the committee said.
Finalists Rafiq Maqbool and Eranga Jayawardena of the A.P.; Lynsey Addario of The New York Times
Christina House of The Los Angeles Times
For “an intimate look into the life of a pregnant 22-year-old woman living on the street in a tent.”
Finalists Photography Staff of Associated Press; Gabrielle Lurie and Stephen Lam of the San Francisco Chronicle
For “a quietly powerful play about four Iranian adults preparing for an English language exam in a storefront school near Tehran.” The play opened last year at Linda Gross Theater