Washington Post Journalist Wins Pulitzer for Trump Stories

David A. Fahrenthold takes honors in national reporting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 10, 2017 3:47 PM CDT
Washington Post Journalist Wins Pulitzer for Trump Stories
Washington Post editor Martin Baron, left, joins the paper's staff in congratulating David Fahrenthold, center, upon learning that he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.   (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via AP)

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners are out, with President Trump featuring in the top honors for national reporting, though not in a way he'll enjoy. The full list, per the AP:

  • National Reporting: David A. Fahrenthold of the Washington Post for reporting casting doubt on Donald Trump's assertions of generosity toward charities.
  • International Reporting: The New York Times staff for coverage of Vladimir Putin's efforts to project Russia's power abroad.
  • Public Service: New York Daily News and ProPublica for uncovering, primarily through the work of reporter Sarah Ryley, widespread abuse of eviction rules by the police to oust hundreds of people, most of them poor minorities.
  • Breaking News Reporting: East Bay Times in Oakland, California, for coverage of the "Ghost Ship" fire, which killed 36 people at a warehouse party.
  • Investigative Reporting: Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia for reporting to expose the flood of opioids flowing into depressed West Virginia counties.
  • Explanatory Reporting: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, and the Miami Herald for the Panama Papers, a series of stories using a collaboration of more than 300 reporters to expose the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens.
  • Local Reporting: The Salt Lake Tribune staff for reports revealing the mistreatment of sexual assault victims at Brigham Young University.

  • Feature Writing: CJ Chivers of the New York Times for a story on a Marine's postwar descent into violence.
  • Commentary: Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal for columns during one of the nation's most divisive political campaigns.
  • Criticism: Hilton Als of the New Yorker for reviews that put stage dramas within a real-world cultural context.
  • Editorial Writing: Art Cullen of the Storm Lake Times for editorials that challenged powerful corporate agricultural interests in Iowa.
  • Editorial Cartooning: Jim Morin of the Miami Herald for editorial cartoons that delivered sharp perspectives through flawless artistry, biting prose, and crisp wit.
  • Breaking News Photography: Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, for images published in the New York Times showing the disregard for human life in the Philippines brought about by a government assault on drug dealers and users.
  • Feature Photography: E. Jason Wambsgans of the Chicago Tribune for a portrayal of a 10-year-old boy and his mother striving to put the boy's life back together after he survived a shooting.
  • Fiction: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead.
  • Drama: Sweat, by Lynn Nottage.
  • History: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson.
  • Biography or Autobiography: The Return, by Hisham Matar.
  • Poetry: Olio, by Tyehimba Jess.
  • General Nonfiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond.
  • Music: Angel's Bone, by Du Yun.
(More Pulitzer Prize winners stories.)

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