The Pulitzer Prizes recognizing the best of journalism and the arts in 2022 were announced Monday. The Associated Press will update the list of winners with more information — including any specific citations for journalists — and reaction as we learn more.
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD: Mstyslav Chernov, Lori Hinnant, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko, The Associated Press
You can find a list of stories the team produced on our “Erasing Mariupol” page.
BREAKING NEWS REPORTING: The Los Angeles Times
The staff of the Los Angeles Times published a secretly recorded conversation among city officials that included racist comments and followed up with in-depth coverage of the aftermath.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal’s “Capital Assets” series analyzed the investments of about 12,000 federal officials and their families between 2016 and 2021. The Journal collected and analyzed data on about 850,000 financial assets and more than 315,000 transactions. This was a staff award.
EXPLANATORY REPORTING: Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic
The Atlantic’s Caitlin Dickerson conducted more than 150 interviews as part of an 18-month investigation into former President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy of child separation at the border.
LOCAL REPORTING: John Archibald, Ashley Remkus, Ramsey Archibald and Challen Stephens, AL.com; Anna Wolfe, Mississippi Today
There were two winners; they don’t share the category, but instead each receive the full prize amount of $15,000. The AL.com reporters won a series exposing how the police force in the town of Brookside preyed on residents to inflate revenue.
Mississippi Today reporter Anna Wolfe’s “The Backchannel” series detailed how state officials misspent millions in welfare money that was supposed to help some of the poorest people in the United States. Wolfe uncovered evidence that former Gov. Phil Bryant and NFL legend Brett Favre worked together to channel at least $5 million of the state’s welfare funds to build a new volleyball stadium at University of Southern Mississippi, where Favre’s daughter played the sport.
NATIONAL REPORTING: Caroline Kitchener, The Washington Post
Caroline Kitchener wrote about the consequences of life after Roe v. Wade.
INTERNATIONAL REPORTING: The New York Times
The staff of The New York Times won for their coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including an investigation into Ukrainian deaths in the town of Bucha.
FEATURE WRITING: Eli Saslow, The Washington Post
Eli Saslow won for “evocative individual narratives” about people struggling with the pandemic, homelessness, addiction and inequality in the United States. Saslow has since left the Post, joining The New York Times in February. According to the Times announcement, he had been a finalist in this category thrice before and has won a Pulitzer for explanatory reporting.
COMMENTARY: Kyle Whitmire, AL.com
Kyle Whitmire of AL.com, Birmingham won for “measured and persuasive columns” that document how Alabama’s Confederate heritage still lingers.
CRITICISM: Andrea Long Chu, New York magazine
Andrea Long Chu of New York magazine won for book reviews that employ “multiple cultural lenses” to explore societal issues.
EDITORIAL WRITING: Nancy Ancrum, Amy Driscoll, Luisa Yanez, Isadora Rangel and Lauren Costantino, Miami Herald
The Miami Herald writers won for a series of editorials on the failure of Florida public officials to deliver on taxpayer-funded amenities and services long promised to residents.
ILLUSTRATED REPORTING AND COMMENTARY: Mona Chalabi, The New York Times
New York Times contributor Mona Chalabi won for illustrations that combine statistical reporting with analysis to help readers understand the immense wealth and economic power of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
This prize replaced the editorial cartooning award last year, right on the heels of Pulitzer judges declining to name an editorial cartooning winner in 2021.
BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY: The Associated Press
A team of AP photographers won the Pulitzer for “unique and urgent” images of the first weeks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: Christina House, Los Angeles Times
Christina House of the Los Angeles Times won for for “an intimate look” into the life of a pregnant 22-year-old woman living on the street in a tent.
AUDIO JOURNALISM: Gimlet Media, notably Connie Walker
The award went to the staff of Gimlet Media, notably Connie Walker, whose investigation into her father’s troubled past revealed a larger story of abuse of hundreds of Indigenous children at a residential school in Canada.
FICTION: “Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver; “Trust” by Hernan Diaz
DRAMA: “English” by Sanaz Toossi
According to the Pulitzer website, the jury for this prize attends plays in New York and in regional theaters – while the award goes to the playwright, the actual productions of the shows are factored in.
GENERAL NONFICTION: “His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
BIOGRAPHY: “G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century,” by Beverly Gage
MEMOIR OR AUTOBIOGRAPHY: “Stay True” by Hua Hsu
POETRY: “Then the War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020,” by Carl Phillips
MUSIC: “Omar,” by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abel
To award the musical competition prize, the website says the jury convenes in New York to listen to recordings and study the scores.