The 2001 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 16, 2001.
|Public Service||The Oregonian||" ... for its detailed and unflinching examination of systematic problems within the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, including harsh treatment of foreign nationals and other widespread abuses, which prompted various reforms."|
|Breaking News Reporting||The Miami Herald||" ... for its balanced and gripping on-the-scene coverage of the pre-dawn raid by federal agents that took the Cuban boy Elián González from his Miami relatives and reunited him with his Cuban father."|
|Investigative Reporting||David Willman of the Los Angeles Times||" ... for his pioneering exposé of seven unsafe prescription drugs that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and an analysis of the policy reforms that had reduced the agency's effectiveness."|
|Explanatory Reporting||Chicago Tribune||" ... for "Gateway to Gridlock," its clear and compelling profile of the chaotic American air traffic system."|
|Beat Reporting||David Cay Johnston of The New York Times||" ... for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms."|
|National Reporting||The New York Times||" ... for its compelling and memorable series exploring racial experiences and attitudes across contemporary America."|
|International Reporting||Ian Johnson of The Wall Street Journal
Paul Salopek of Chicago Tribune
|" ... for his revealing stories about victims of the People's Republic of China government's often brutal suppression of the Falun Gong movement and the implications of that campaign for the future.|
" ... for his reporting on the political strife and disease epidemics ravaging Africa, witnessed firsthand as he traveled, sometimes by canoe, through rebel-controlled regions of the Congo."
|Feature Writing||Tom Hallman, Jr. of The Oregonian||" ... for his poignant profile of a disfigured 14-year old boy who elects to have life-threatening surgery in an effort to improve his appearance."|
|Commentary||Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal||" ... for her articles on American society and culture."|
|Criticism||Gail Caldwell of The Boston Globe||" ... for her insightful observations on contemporary life and literature."|
|Editorial Writing||David Moats of Rutland Herald, Rutland, Vermont||" ... for his even-handed and influential series of editorials commenting on the divisive issues arising from civil unions for same-sex couples."|
|Editorial Cartooning||Ann Telnaes of The Los Angeles Times Syndicate||
|Breaking News Photography||Alan Diaz of the Associated Press||" ... for his photograph of armed U.S. federal agents seizing the Cuban boy Elián Gonzalez from his relatives' Miami home."|
|Feature Photography||Matt Rainey of The Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey||" ... for his emotional photographs that illustrate the care and recovery of two students critically burned in a dormitory fire at Seton Hall University."|
Alan Diaz (May 15, 1947 – July 3, 2018) was an American photographer who won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for his photograph of the United States Border Patrol's BORTAC team's seizure of Elian Gonzalez.Diaz was born and raised in New York City and moved to Cuba with his family in 1964. In Cuba, Diaz became a teacher and studied photography with Cuban photographer Korda (Alberto Diaz Gutierrez). He moved to Miami in 1978 and became a photographer and English teacher. He joined the Associated Press as a freelance photographer in 1994 and became a staff photographer in 2000.Diaz retired from the Associated Press in December 2017 and died on July 3, 2018, aged 71.Amanda Bennett
Amanda Bennett (born July 9, 1952) is an American journalist and author. She is the former editor of two newspapers, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Lexington Herald-Leader and author of six nonfiction books.Blonde (film)
Blonde is a 2001 American made-for-television biographical film on the life of Marilyn Monroe, with Australian actress Poppy Montgomery in the lead role. The film was adapted from Joyce Carol Oates´s 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name.David Auburn
David Auburn (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright. His play Proof won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Auburn also writes screenplays, writing The Lake House, and directs both film and stage plays.David Cay Johnston
David Cay Boyle Johnston (born December 24, 1948) is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting.
From 2009 to 2016 he was a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer who taught the tax, property, and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law and the Whitman School of Management. From July 2011 until September 2012 he was a columnist for Reuters, writing, and producing video commentaries, on worldwide issues of tax, accounting, economics, public finance and business. Johnston is the board president of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has also written for Al Jazeera English and America in recent years.Founding Brothers
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by Joseph Ellis, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College, which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for History. It explores selected interactions among a group of individuals both gifted and flawed; interactions that profoundly influenced the early development of the United States.Gail Caldwell
Gail Caldwell (born January 20, 1951) is an American critic. She was the chief book critic for The Boston Globe, where she was on staff from 1985 to 2009. Caldwell was the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. The award was for eight Sunday reviews and two other columns written in 2000. According to the Pulitzer Prize board, those columns were noted for “her insightful observations on contemporary life and literature.”
Caldwell was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. After graduating from Tascosa High School, she attended Texas Tech University for a while but transferred to University of Texas at Austin and obtained two degrees in American studies. She was an instructor at the University of Texas until 1981. Before joining The Boston Globe, Caldwell taught feature writing at Boston University, worked as the arts editor of the Boston Review and wrote for the publications New England Monthly and Village Voice.
She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and wrote the 2006 memoir, A Strong West Wind : A Memoir (ISBN 9780812972566) and the 2010, Let's Take the Long Way Home, a memoir of her friendship with author Caroline Knapp. Caldwell published a third memoir in 2014, New Life, No Instructions (ISBN 9780812981872), about her childhood bout with polio. She has a Samoyed named Tula.Ginger Thompson
Ginger Thompson is an American journalist. She won a 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winner in National Reporting.Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan (2000, ISBN 978-0-06-019314-0) is a book by Herbert P. Bix covering the reign of Emperor Hirohito of Japan from 1926 until his death in 1989. It won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.Ian Denis Johnson
Ian Johnson (July 27, 1962 - ) is a writer and journalist, working primarily in China and Germany. His Chinese name is Zhang Yan (张彦).A reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Johnson won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. His reporting from China was also honored in 2001 by the Overseas Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.Ira Berkow
Ira Berkow (born January 7, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois) is a Jewish American sports reporter, columnist, and writer. He shared the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, which was awarded to the staff of The New York Times for their series How Race Is Lived in America.James Estrin
James Estrin is a New York Times senior staff photographer and a founder of Lens, The New York Times photography blog. Estrin was part of a team that won a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for a national series of articles entitled “How Race Is Lived In America." He is also the co-executive producer of the documentary film "Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro" which appeared on HBO in November 2016.Joseph Ellis
Joseph John Ellis (born July 18, 1943) is an American historian whose work focuses on the lives and times of the founders of the United States of America. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson won a National Book Award and Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for History. Both these books were bestsellers.José Moré
José Moré is an American photojournalist, a longtime staff photographer for the Chicago Tribune, covering news, features and sports assignments in Chicago and around the world. After leaving the Tribune in 2008, Moré was picture editor for the internet start=up Chicago News Cooperative. that also appeared in the Chicago pages of the New York Times.
Moré excels in news, documentary and non-profits photography and is available for freelance assignments in Chicago or for national and international travel.
Moré was a staff photographer for United Press International and the Palm Beach Post before joining the Chicago Tribune as a staff photographer. He spent 28 years at the Tribune, where he covered international events, including the Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Congo Civil War, conflicts in Central America and the Middle East, and earthquakes in Guatemala, Mexico, and Armenia), presidential campaigns, and several papal visits of Pope John Paul II. around the world.
Moré was an integral part of the Tribune staff that produced "Gateway to Gridlock", a series on the American air traffic control system for which the Tribune won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism. Moré and his colleague Cam Simpson also won the 2005 George Polk Award for International Reporting "for exposing a human trafficking network supplying labor to rebuild Iraq". Moré also won four Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism of the Chicago Headline Club.Matt Rainey
Matt Rainey is an American photographer. He received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Rainey was also part of the group that received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news and reporting. In addition, he has received more than 200 awards during his career.Proof (play)
Proof is a 2000 play by the American playwright David Auburn. Proof was developed at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. The play premiered Off-Broadway in May 2000 and transferred to Broadway in October 2000. The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.Rick Attig
Rick Attig is an American journalist and fiction writer, formerly a member of the Editorial Board for The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon. He was a 2008 Knight Fellow at Stanford University  and twice shared the Pulitzer Prize.Attig was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in 1983 from the University of Oregon. Before he graduated, he was working as a reporter for the now-defunct Springfield News in Springfield, Oregon. In 1984 he joined The Bulletin daily newspaper in Bend, Oregon where he held a number of positions including senior writer, editorial page editor, and, beginning in 1995, executive editor. From 1998 to 2012, he was associate editor and member of the editorial board for The Oregonian in Portland. He has been recognized in his field with over 40 national, state, and regional awards. Attig was part of a group of Oregonian writers that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for a series of articles and editorials about abuses in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. In 2006, he shared with his friend and colleague Doug Bates the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing,  as well as the National Headliners 1st Place Award, and he was a finalist for the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award  for his editorial writing about abuse of the mentally ill at the Oregon State Hospital.In October 2015, Attig was inducted in the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication's Hall of Achievement. 
Attig earned a MFA in fiction in 2010 from Pacific University.  His short stories have appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines. His wife, Courtenay Thompson, is also a writer and editor. Attig has two sons, Mitchell, 28, who works in environmental restoration in Portland, and Will, 15, a student at Catlin Gabel School and a nationally ranked youth saber fencer .The Oregonian
The Oregonian is a daily newspaper based in Portland, Oregon, United States, owned by Advance Publications. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper on the U.S. west coast, founded as a weekly by Thomas J. Dryer on December 4, 1850, and published daily since 1861. It is the largest newspaper in Oregon and the second largest in the Pacific Northwest by circulation. It is one of the few newspapers with a statewide focus in the United States. The Sunday edition is published under the title The Sunday Oregonian. The regular edition was published under the title The Morning Oregonian from 1861 until 1937.The Oregonian received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the only gold medal annually awarded by the organization. The paper's staff or individual writers have received seven other Pulitzer Prizes, most recently the award for Editorial Writing in 2014.The Oregonian is home-delivered throughout Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Yamhill counties in Oregon and Clark County, Washington four days a week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday); it is also home-delivered in parts of Marion and Columbia counties. Although some independent dealers do deliver the newspaper outside that area, in 2006 it ceased to be available in far eastern Oregon and the southern Oregon Coast and, starting in December 2008, "increasing newsprint and distribution costs" caused the paper to stop delivery to all areas south of Albany.The Play About the Baby
The Play About the Baby is a play by Edward Albee.