[Awards] 2016 Pulitzer Prizes: The Full List of Winners

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

Public Service: Associated Press
Breaking News Reporting: Los Angeles Times staff
Investigative Reporting: The Tampa Bay Times' Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Michael Braga
Explanatory Reporting: ProPublica's T. Christian Miller and The Marshall Project's Ken Armstrong

Local Reporting: The Tampa Bay Times' Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick, and Lisa Gartner
National Reporting: The Washington Post staff
International Reporting: The New York Times' Alyssa Rubin
Feature Writing: Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker
Commentary: Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe
Criticism: Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker
Editorial Writing: John Hackworth of Sun Newspapers
Editorial Cartooning: Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee
Breaking News Photography: The New York Times and Thomson Reuters
Feature Photography: The Boston Globe's Jessica Rinaldi
Fiction: Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Sympathizer
Drama: Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton
History: T.J. Stiles for Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
Biography or Autobiography: William Finnegan for Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
Poetry: Peter Balakian for Ozone Journal
General Non-Fiction: Joby Warrick for Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
Music: Henry Threadgill for In for a Penny, In for a Pound

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