Pulitzers: Investigation Into Trump's Philanthropy Wins

Pulitzers: Investigation Into Trump's Philanthropy Wins

Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride announced the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes in the World Room at Columbia University Monday in NY. In 20 of those categories the winners receive a $10,000 (9,440 euro) cash award and a certificate.

The New York Times freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak won a Pulitzer for breaking news photography "for powerful storytelling through images published in The New York Times showing the callous disregard for human life in the Philippines brought about by a government assault on drug dealers and users".

Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy wouldn't confirm it had any advance word that it had won any Pulitzers.

The New York Times won the global reporting award for "agenda-setting" coverage of Vladimir Putin's efforts to project Russian power overseas, including assassinations and online harassment.

Following Fahrenthold's investigation into Trump's charity foundation claims and his subsequent reporting on the issue, the NY attorney general opened an inquiry into the Trump Foundation's fundraising practices, and finally issued a "notice of violation" and ordered the foundation to stop raising money in NY.

Editorial Writing: Art Cullen, The Storm Lake Times.

Meanwhile, the Charleston Gazette-Mail won the prize for investigative reporting on the spread of painkillers in West Virginia. The Sentinel and the Dallas Morning News were both named finalists in the same category as the Times.

The New York Daily News and ProPublica won a Pulitzer Prize for their joint investigation into abuses in the New York City Police Department's enforcement of a nuisance abatement law.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and the Miami Herald - which amassed a group of over 400 journalists to examine of the leaked "Panama Papers" and expose the way that politicians, criminals and rich people stashed case in offshore accounts - won the Pulitzer for explanatory reporting. The New York Times Magazine writer was described by judges as an "artful accumulation of fact and detail".

"The Pulitzer Prize Board has its own criteria and selection process and we respect their decision on this matter", Abella said.

In the final journalist category, Feature Photography, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to E. Jason Wambsgans of the Chicago Tribune.

The arts prizes also showed Trump's impact on American discourse-there was extra drama in the Pulitzer Prize for Drama this year, since the victor was Lynn Nottage's play Sweat, which examines a Rust Belt town similar to the ones that embraced Trump.

Lynn Nottage receiving the Drama award for her play Sweat, now showing on Broadway, about the challenges of contemporary, working class Americans.

Seven awards also recognise fiction, drama, history, biographies, poetry, general nonfiction and music. The public-service prize, awarded to an American news organization, is a gold medal.

Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan won the award for commentary for her many columns about the divisive presidential campaign, which had eye-catching headlines like "Imagine a sane Donald Trump".