The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded by the Pulitzer Prize Board for work during the 2017 calendar year. Prize winners and nominated finalists were announced by Dana Canedy at 3:00 p.m. EST on April 16, 2018.
The New York Times won the most awards of any newspaper, with three, bringing its total to one hundred and twenty-five Pulitzer Prizes. The Washington Post won Investigative Reporting and National Reporting, the latter of which was shared with the New York Times. The New York Times and The New Yorker won the prize in public service, bringing their totals to 125 and five, respectively. The Press-Democrat won Breaking News Reporting, bringing its total to two prizes. The staff of The Arizona Republic and USA Today won for explanatory reporting; The Cincinnati Enquirer for local reporting about the heroin epidemic; and Reuters won international reporting.
|The New York Times, for reporting led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and The New Yorker, for reporting by Ronan Farrow, "for explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women."|
|Kansas City Star "For courageous, revelatory journalism that exposed a state government’s decades–long “obsession with secrecy,” intended to shield executive decisions and suppress transparency and accountability in law enforcement agencies, child welfare services and other sectors of the government."|
|Breaking News Reporting|
|The Press Democrat staff "For lucid and tenacious coverage of historic wildfires that ravaged the city of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, expertly utilizing an array of tools, including photography, video and social media platforms, to bring clarity to its readers — in real time and in subsequent in-depth reporting."|
|Houston Chronicle staff "For comprehensive and dynamic coverage of Hurricane Harvey that captured real-time developments of the unprecedented scale of the disaster and provided crucial information to its community during the storm and its aftermath."|
|The New York Times staff "For authoritative and innovative coverage of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history at a concert in Las Vegas, using poignant storytelling as well as groundbreaking video analysis and motion graphics to illustrate how the attack unfolded."|
|The Washington Post staff "For purposeful and relentless reporting that changed the course of a Senate race in Alabama by revealing a candidate’s alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls and subsequent efforts to undermine the journalism that exposed it."|
|Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burch of Miami Herald "For a sweeping investigation of Florida’s juvenile justice system, prompted by the tragic death of a foster child and told in heartbreaking detail, that spurred legislative reform intended to better protect that states' young charges."|
|Tim Eberly of The Virginian-Pilot "for compelling reporting that resulted in changes to Virginia’s parole board system, which operated for decades behind closed doors, designating first-time convicts as repeat offenders under the state’s three-strikes law and condemning them to longer sentences than some murderers, with no hope of parole."|
|The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network "for vivid and timely reporting that masterfully combined text, video, podcasts and virtual reality to examine, from multiple perspectives, the difficulties and unintended consequences of fulfilling President Trump's pledge to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico."|
|Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times "for an ambitious series that explained with verve, lyricism and exceptional clarity the complex impact of climate change on cities around the world."|
|Staff of ProPublica "for a sobering examination of why the United States has one of the highest rates of maternal deaths in the developed world, and why at least half are preventable."|
|Cincinnati Enquirer staff "for a riveting and insightful narrative and video documenting seven days of greater Cincinnati's heroin epidemic, revealing how the deadly addiction has ravaged families and communities."|
|Jason Grotto, Sandhya Kambhampati and Ray Long of Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois "for deep reporting that included analysis of more than 100 million electronic tax records to show how systemic favoritism and political neglect influenced assessments at the expense of the working class and poor in majority black and Latino neighborhoods."|
|Staff of The Boston Globe "for a poignant and illuminating exploration of the city's fraught history of race relations that went beyond the anecdotal, using data to demonstrate how racism infiltrates every institution and aspect of city life."|
|Staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post "for deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration. (The New York Times entry, submitted in this category, was moved into contention by the Board and then jointly awarded the Prize.)"|
|Amy Julia Harris and Shoshana Walter of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting "for poignantly exposing a shocking practice that took root in Oklahoma, Arkansas and other states in which, under the guise of criminal justice reform, judges steered defendants into drug rehabs that were little more than lucrative work camps for private industry."|
|Brett Murphy of USA Today Network "for a graceful, data-driven narrative populated by the truckers who transport goods from America’s ports—spirited characters exploited by some of the country’s largest and best-known companies."|
|Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters "for relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.."|
|Staff of Associated Press "for a devastating series that vividly showed that the human cost of the U.S.-led defeat of the Islamic State in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was far greater than acknowledged."|
|Staff of BuzzFeed News "for a stunning probe across two continents that proved that operatives with apparent ties to Vladimir Putin have engaged in a targeted killing campaign against his perceived enemies on British and American soil."|
|Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ "for an unforgettable portrait of murderer Dylann Roof, using a unique and powerful mix of reportage, first-person reflection and analysis of the historical and cultural forces behind his killing of nine people inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.|
|John Woodrow Cox of The Washington Post "for a gripping portfolio of stories rendered with keen observation and graceful yet simple writing that presents the horror of gun violence from an entirely new perspective: through the eyes of children."|
|Norimitsu Onishi of The New York Times "for a literary masterwork of observation that painted a portrait of the last days of Japan’s isolated elders, who are housed in iconic apartment complexes where they prepare for deaths they hope will be noticed and tended to by their quiet neighbors.”|
|John Archibald of Alabama Media Group "for lyrical and courageous commentary that is rooted in Alabama but has a national resonance in scrutinizing corrupt politicians, championing the rights of women and calling out hypocrisy."|
|Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker "for combining masterful writing with a deep knowledge of history and a deft reporter’s touch to bring context and clarity to the issue of race at a time when respectful dialogue on the subject often gives way to finger-pointing and derision."|
|Steve Lopez of Los Angeles Times "for graceful columns rich in detail that vividly illustrated how the crippling cost of housing in California is becoming an existential crisis for the state."|
|Jerry Saltz of New York "for a robust body of work that conveyed a canny and often daring perspective on visual art in America, encompassing the personal, the political, the pure and the profane."|
|Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post "for criticism that dug deep into the books that have shaped political discourse — engaging seriously with scholarly works, partisan screeds and popular works of history and biography to produce columns and essays that plumbed the cultural and political genealogy of our current national divide.”|
|Manohla Dargis of The New York Times "for writing, both downbeat and uplifting, that demonstrated the critic’s sustained dedication to exposing male dominance in Hollywood and decrying the exploitation of women in the film business."|
|Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register "for examining in a clear, indignant voice, free of cliché or sentimentality, the damaging consequences for poor Iowa residents of privatizing the state’s administration of Medicaid."|
|Editorial staff of The New York Times "for a powerfully articulated and vivid nine-part editorial series that eloquently argued that people with a history of domestic violence should not be allowed to possess firearms."|
|Sharon Gigsby of The Dallas Morning News "for extraordinary and persuasive editorials that contended that Baylor University was dramatically failing the survivors of sexual assault on campus, arguments that forced readers and the university itself to confront the damage caused not only by the denigration of women but also by obfuscation, cover-ups and lies."|
|Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan of The New York Times "for an emotionally powerful series, told in graphic narrative form, that chronicled the daily struggles of a real-life family of refugees and its fear of deportation."|
|Mark Fiore, freelance cartoonist, "for clever, multi-dimensional editorial cartoons that set a high bar for video and biting political satire in an increasingly digital journalism universe, resulting in animation that is simple but powerful and may help engage a younger audience at a time when the industry is seeking to capture new viewers and readers."|
|Mike Thompson of Detroit Free Press "for a provocative, nuanced and impactful portfolio of editorial cartoons that took on a variety of social issues, including, health care, police brutality, sexual harassment and education, through traditional panels and digital animation."|
|Breaking News Photography|
|Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress "for a chilling image that reflected the photographer’s reflexes and concentration in capturing the moment of impact of a car attack during a racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Va."|
|Ivor Prickett, freelance photographer, The New York Times "for heartbreaking and frightening images that brought a fresh approach to classic war photography and gave an intimate view of the impact on shell-shocked survivors of what ISIS left behind in Mosul and Raqqa."|
|Photography staff of Reuters "for shocking photographs that exposed the world to the violence Rohingya refugees faced in fleeing Myanmar. (Moved by the Board from the Breaking News Photography category, where it was entered.)"|
|Kevin Freyer, freelance photographer, Getty Images "for profoundly moving and historic pictures that portrayed Rohingya Muslims with dignity and grace as they fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar."|
|Lisa Krantz of San Antonio Express-News "for intimate, poetic images that captured the vibrant life of a boy born with an incurable, rare disorder, and his physical, spiritual and emotional journey."|
|Meridith Kohut, freelance photographer, The New York Times “for wrenching images from the streets, homes and hospitals of Venezuela, where government policies have resulted in widespread malnutrition and starvation of children.”|
|Less by Andrew Sean Greer, "a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love."|
|In the Distance by Hernan Diaz, “a gorgeously written novel that charts one man’s growth from boyhood to mythic status as he journeys between continents and the extremes of the human condition.”|
|The Idiot by Elif Batuman, "a tender, funny portrait, devoid of sentimentality, of a young woman during a disorienting and pivotal year in college, where she learns the intricacies of language and love."|
|Cost of Living by Martyna Majok, "an honest, original work that invites audiences to examine diverse perceptions of privilege and human connection through two pairs of mismatched individuals: a former trucker and his recently paralyzed ex-wife, and an arrogant young man with cerebral palsy and his new caregiver."|
|Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, "for a contemporary take on a classic morality play that offers a playful and colloquial examination of the human condition in the face of mortality."|
|The Minutes by Tracy Letts, "a shocking drama set in a seemingly mundane city council meeting that acidly articulates a uniquely American toxicity that feels both historic and contemporary."|
|The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis, "an important environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that brings crucial attention to Earth’s 10th-largest body of water, one of the planet’s most diverse and productive marine ecosystems."|
|Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein, "a fine work of historical craftsmanship that revises conventional wisdom about New York’s 1975 fiscal crisis and its aftermath with sensitivity, empathy and clarity."|
|Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by Steven J. Ross, "for a terrifying, revelatory and inspiring masterpiece that probes the flourishing fascism of 1930s America, and the power of popular resistance to combat an alliance of Nazism, the Ku Klux Klan and other homegrown paramilitary groups."|
|Biography or Autobiography|
|Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser, "a first-person elegy for home and father that examines with controlled emotion the past and present of an embattled region."|
|Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell, "a tale that presents Nixon from boyhood to senator, power broker and president, in all of his complexity and contradiction."|
|Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character by Kay Redfield Jamison, "a superb examination of the life, work and struggles of Robert Lowell, which painstakingly explores the bipolar disorder that plagued the poet and elicits greater understanding of the relationship between mania and creativity."|
|Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart, "a volume of unyielding ambition and remarkable scope that mixes long dramatic poems with short elliptical lyrics, building on classical mythology and reinventing forms of desires that defy societal norms."|
|Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith, "a searing portrait of the violence exacted against the bodies of African-American men in America and the grief of the women who mourn them, infused with a formal virtuosity emblematic of the poet’s aesthetic sophistication and savvy linguistic play."|
|semiautomatic by Evie Shockley, "a brilliant leap of faith into the echoing abyss of language, part rap, part rant, part slam, part performance art, that leaves the reader unsettled, challenged—and bettered—by the poet’s words."|
|Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr., "an examination of the historical roots of contemporary criminal justice in the U.S., based on vast experience and deep knowledge of the legal system, and its often-devastating consequences for citizens and communities of color."|
|Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-America World by Suzy Hansen, "a brave and disturbing account of what it means to be an American in the world during the first decades of the 21st century."|
|The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—and Us by Richard O. Prum, "a passionate work of advocacy that traces public perceptions about autism from chillingly cruel beginnings to a kinder but still troubling present."|
|DAMN., by Kendrick Lamar, "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."|
|Quartet by Michael Gilbertson, "a masterwork in a traditional format, the string quartet, that is unconstrained by convention or musical vogues and possesses a rare capacity to stir the heart."|
|Sound from the Bench by Ted Hearne, "a five-movement cantata for chamber choir, electric guitar and percussion that raises oblique questions about the crosscurrents of power through excerpts from sources as diverse as Supreme Court rulings and ventriloquism textbooks."|
No special citations were awarded this year.
Andrew Sean Greer (born November 1970) is an American novelist and short story writer. Greer received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Less.
He is the author of The Story of a Marriage, which The New York Times has called an “inspired, lyrical novel,” and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named one of the best books of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and received a California Book Award.Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is an American playwright. He won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play, for his plays Appropriate and An Octoroon. His plays
Gloria and Everybody were finalists for the 2016 and 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama respectively. He was named a MacArthur Fellow for 2016.Carlos Lozada (journalist)
Carlos Lozada (born 1971) is a Peruvian journalist. Since 2015, he has served as the nonfiction book critic for The Washington Post. He was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, and won the award in 2019. He also won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.Caroline Fraser
Caroline Fraser is an American writer. She won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, and the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography, for Prairie Fires, a biography of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder.Cost of Living (play)
Cost of Living is a 2016 play by playwright Martyna Majok. It premiered in Williamstown, Massachusetts at the Williamstown Theatre Festival on June 29, 2016, and had an Off-Broadway engagement in 2017. The play won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Play.Elif Batuman
Elif Batuman (born 1977) is an American author, academic, and journalist. She is the author of a memoir, The Possessed, and a novel, The Idiot, which was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She has written many widely read essays and articles, including a 2018 essay on Japan's rental family industry for The New Yorker.Jack E. Davis
Jack Emerson Davis is an author and professor of history in Florida. He teaches environmental history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida. In 2002-2003, he taught on a Fulbright award at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan.
Davis received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. He also wrote An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, a dual biography of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades; and Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez since 1930. With Raymond Arsenault, he edited Paradise Lost?: The Environmental History of Florida, a collection of essays on the history of the human relationship with Florida nature.
His other works include The Wide Brim: Early Poems and Ponderings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas (2002); Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida (2003), edited by Kari Frederickson and Davis; and The Civil Rights Movement (2000).
Davis earned a BA (1985) and MA (1989) from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in 1994 from Brandeis University. Before joining the University of Florida faculty, he taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was director of environmental studies. He also taught at Eckerd College.
Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930 won the Charles S. Sydnor Prize for the best book in southern history published in 2001. An Everglades Providence (2009), received the Florida Book Award gold medal in the nonfiction category. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea was awarded the 2017 Kirkus Prize in nonfiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book covers the history of Gulf of Mexico from geological formation to the present (2016).Jo Becker
Jo Becker is an American journalist and author and a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. She works as an investigative reporter for The New York Times.Less (novel)
Less is a satirical comedy novel by American author Andrew Sean Greer first published in 2017. It follows gay writer Arthur Less while he travels the world on a literary tour, as his fiftieth birthday looms.
The book covers themes such as romantic love, same-sex relationships, aging, and travel. Greer began writing Less as a "very serious novel" but found that "the only way to write about [being gay and aging] is to make it a funny story. And I found that by making fun of myself, I could actually get closer to real emotion – closer to what I wanted in my more serious books."Less won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In reporting the award, the Associated Press accidentally wrote the novel's title as "Fearless." The book also was a New York Times best seller, won the Northern California Book Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction.Martyna Majok
Martyna Majok is a Polish-American playwright who won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Cost of Living.Megan Twohey
Megan Twohey is an investigative reporter with The New York Times. Twohey has also written investigative reports for Reuters, the Chicago Tribune and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has investigated exploitive doctors, revealed untested rape kits, and uncovered a secret underground network of abandoned unwanted adopted children. Her investigative reports have led to criminal convictions and helped prompt new laws aimed at protecting vulnerable people and children. She has also won other national journalism awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.In 2017, Twohey and Jodi Kantor published a report about Harvey Weinstein detailing decades of sexual abuse allegations, and more than 80 women publicly accused Weinstein of sexually abuse or assault. This led to Weinstein's firing and helped start the viral #MeToo movement. That work was honored in 2018, when The New York Times was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.Meridith Kohut
Meridith Kohut (born 1983) is an American photo-journalist. She won a 2016 George Polk Award. She was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. She won a Chris Hondros Fund Award.Michael Gilbertson (composer)
Michael Gilbertson (composer) (born May 31, 1987) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. He was one of three finalists for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in music, making him one of the youngest finalists in the history of the award.Gilbertson was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He obtained degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University. Among his composition teachers have been Samuel Adler, David Lang, John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Hannah Lash and Christopher Theofanidis. He is currently the BMI Composer in Residence with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. His published music includes choral works with Boosey & Hawkes and G. Schirmer, and orchestral works with Theodore Presser.
His orchestral music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and many regional orchestras,. An opera of his was performed by the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center; his choral music by Musica Sacra, The Crossing, and many others, and his five ballets have been performed by (among others) the New York Choreographic Institute and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. His music was featured in a 2006 documentary, Rehearsing a Dream, that was nominated for an Academy Award. He is a professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.Among the awards he has received are five Morton Gould Awards from ASCAP, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a BMI Student Composer Award and, in 2013, BMI's prestigious Boudleaux Bryant Commission. His piano trio Fold by Fold received the Israel Prize from the Society for New Music. In March, 2016, Musical America chose him as New Artist of the Month.In 2009, Gilbertson founded a festival, Chamberfest Dubuque, as an annual fundraiser for the school at which he started his musical studies, Northeast Iowa School of Music. He returns to direct it annually.Norimitsu Onishi
Norimitsu Onishi (大西 哲光, Ōnishi Norimitsu) is a Japanese Canadian journalist. He is Southern Africa Bureau Chief for the New York Times.
He was a member of The New York Times reporting team that received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for coverage of the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. Team members named by The Times were Pam Belluck, Helene Cooper, Sheri Fink, Adam Nossiter, Onishi, Kevin Sack, and Ben C. Solomon.In November 2018, Onishi wrote an article about the lonely deaths of the elderly in Japan, titled "A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death" for which he was nominated as a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing Finalist. Readers thanked Norimitsu for his "profoundly moving piece" about two people who live alone in a danchi, a sprawling government apartment complex, outside Tokyo.Ronan Farrow
Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow (born December 19, 1987) is an American journalist, lawyer, and former government adviser. Farrow is the son of actress Mia Farrow and writer/director Woody Allen.
In late 2017, Farrow's articles in The New Yorker helped uncover the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations. For this reporting, The New Yorker won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, sharing the award with The New York Times. His subsequent investigations exposed similar allegations against Eric Schneiderman and Les Moonves, which led to the resignations of both in 2018.Stephanie McCrummen
Stephanie McCrummen is an American journalist, and reporter for the Washington Post. She won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, a George Polk Award, and an Erikson Institute Prize.The Daily Progress
The Daily Progress is the sole daily newspaper in the vicinity of Charlottesville, Virginia. It has been published daily since September 14, 1892. The paper was founded by James Hubert Lindsay and his brother Frank Lindsay. The Progress was initially published six days a week; the first Sunday edition was printed in September 1968. Lindsay's family owned the paper for 78 years. On November 30, 1970, the family announced a sale to the Worrell Newspaper group, which took over on January 1, 1971.T. Eugene Worrell, of Bristol, Virginia, owned about two dozen rural weekly newspapers and a few dailies, all with less circulation than the Daily Progress. The Progress immediately became the group's flagship paper, and Worrell moved his newspaper group headquarters to Charlottesville.
Faced with major newspaper industry change, in 1995 Worrell sold his newspaper properties to Richmond-based Media General, which was later purchased by Nexstar Media Group, as a part of a larger $230M deal.
In the 21st century, Media General sold the Progress' printing press, and reorganized its operations to print multiple newspapers from other printing plants it controlled.
On May 17, 2012 Media General, Inc. announced signed agreements with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., whereby a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, BH Media Group, will purchase newspapers owned by Media General, including the Progress.Following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017, Paul Chadwick of The Guardian wrote that the staff of the Progress "demonstrate in a practical, relatable way the importance of journalism to community, civil society and functioning democracy."Ryan M. Kelly, who worked for the newspaper at the time, took a photograph of the Aug 12 vehicular attack that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.The Press Democrat
The Press Democrat, with the largest circulation in the California North Bay (San Francisco Bay Area), is a daily newspaper published in Santa Rosa, California.
The paper received the 2004 George Polk Award for Regional Reporting given annually by Long Island University to honor contributions to journalistic integrity and investigative reporting.
Annie Wells of the Press Democrat won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography "for her dramatic photograph of a local firefighter rescuing a teenager from raging floodwaters." The Press Democrat staff also won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for "[f]or lucid and tenacious coverage of historic wildfires that ravaged the city of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County."Tom Hamburger
Tom Hamburger is an American journalist. He is an investigative journalist for The Washington Post. He is a 2018 Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award recipient and a political analyst for MSNBC.