The Pulitzer is a U.S. award for achievements in journalism, literature, and music established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
Recipients in each category are awarded $10,000, with the winners in the public service category also receiving a gold medal. The awards are administered the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia College.
“The Pulitzer Prizes can bring badly needed attention and recognition to newspapers and websites competing for readers in a fragmented media industry, where many are suffering from economic pressures and budget constraints,” writes the Chicago Tribune.
A complete list of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners:
Public Service - Two Prizes: The Guardian U.S. And The Washington Post
Breaking News Reporting - The Boston Globe Staff
Investigative Reporting - Chris Hamby Of The Center For Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.
Explanatory Reporting - Eli Saslow Of The Washington Post
Local Reporting - Will Hobson And Michael Laforgia Of The Tampa Bay Times
National Reporting - David Philipps Of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Co
International Reporting - Jason Szep And Andrew R.C. Marshall Of Reuters
Feature Writing - No Award
Commentary - Stephen Henderson Of The Detroit Free Press
Criticism - Inga Saffron Of The Philadelphia Inquirer
Editorial Writing - The Editorial Staff Of The Oregonian, Portland
Editorial Cartooning - Kevin Siers Of The Charlotte Observer
Breaking News Photography - Tyler Hicks Of The New York Times
Feature Photography - Josh Haner Of The New York Times
Books, Drama And Music:
Fiction - "The Goldfinch" By Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
Drama - "The Flick" By Annie Baker
History - "The Internal Enemy: Slavery And War In Virginia, 1772-1832" Byalan Taylor (W.W. Norton)
Biography - "Margaret Fuller: A New American Life" By Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Poetry - "3 Sections" By Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)
General Nonfiction - "Toms River: A Story Of Science And Salvation" Bydan Fagin (Bantam Books)
Music - "Become Ocean" By John Luther Adams (Taiga Press/Theodore Front)