In national reporting, the Reuters team of Renee Dudley, Steve Stecklow, Alexandra Harney, Irene Jay Liu, Koh Gui Qing, James Pomfret and Ju-min Park was recognized for their series "Cheat Sheet", documenting how the business of college admissions and standardized testing has been corrupted.
The winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes combined hard-hitting examinations of President Donald Trump with impactful local reporting.
The Daily News reporter credited with most of the work was Sarah Ryley.
But, Chase noted, "you have to pause and realize that 36 people died in the fire, and this story should have never happened".
Fahrenthold of the Washington Post won the prize for jhis work in national reporting during the presidential campaign on Donald Trump's charitable foundation.
Fahrenthold's award-winning reporting also includes the story disclosing Trump's vulgar remarks on women that rattled the White House race. Judges said Cullen's editorials were fueled by "tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing".
ProPublica's managing editor, Robin Fields, said the project was "the type of collaboration that ProPublica had in mind" when the independent, nonprofit organization was launched nine years ago.
The same newspaper's C J Chivers won the feature writing award for his piece detailing a United States marine's post-war descent into violence. His columns successfully challenged the agricultural corporate entities in the Iowa.
"We knew we had done our jobs well from the reaction by the community here", he said.
The Miami Herald's Jim Morin won the editorial cartooning prize, and a quick perusal of his work shows that Trump was a popular subject. He also won in 1996.
Eric Eyre, of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia, for reporting to expose the flood of opioids flowing into depressed West Virginia counties.
The Salt Lake Tribune won for local reporting for exposing cruel treatment meted out to sexual assault victims at Brigham Young University in Utah.
Hilton Als of The New Yorker for reviews that put stage dramas within a real-world cultural context.
The Times on Monday won three Pulitzer Prizes for worldwide reporting, breaking news photography and feature writing.
"How does it feel to get a Pulitzer Prize?".
In recent years, the board has expanded eligibility for five categories-investigative reporting, feature writing, worldwide reporting, criticism and editorial cartooning-to include many online and print magazines that publish at least weekly.
The winners were announced Monday afternoon at Columbia University in New York City. A board of editors, publishers, writers and educators voted on 21 categories of journalism, letters, drama, poetry and music.
Colson Whitehead receiving the Fiction award for his novel The Underground Railroad, an allegorical yet realist tale of American slavery.
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