Pulitzer Prize 2022
Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism, Books, Drama, and Music were announced on May 9. The Pulitzer Prize is an award considered the highest national honor for outstanding achievement in print journalism, literature, and musical composition within the United States. This Prize was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University.
Pulitzer Prize India 2022
This year India received four awards for documenting its battle with Covid-19. Danish Siddiqui, Reuters photographer was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize along with Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave for their images of Covid-19 in India. Siddiqui was killed while covering the war between Afghan troops and the Taliban in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar city last year.
Pulitzer Prize 2022: Complete List of Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism, Drama, Books and Music
Winners in Journalism and their Awards:
- Public Service
The Washington Post for its account of the assault on Washington on January 6, 2021.
- Breaking News Reporting
The staff of the Miami Herald for its coverage of the collapse of the Seaside apartment towers in Florida.
- Investigative Reporting
Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray of the Tampa Bay Times for an expose of highly toxic hazards inside Florida’s only battery recycling plant that forced the implementation of safety measures to adequately protect workers and nearby residents.
- Explanatory Reporting
Staff of Quanta Magazine, notably Natalie Wolchover, for reporting on how the Webb Space Telescope works.
- Local Reporting
Madison Hopkins of the Better Government Association and Cecilia Reyes of the Chicago Tribune for an examination of Chicago’s long history of failed building and fire safety code enforcement.
- National Reporting
The staff of The New York Times for a project that quantified a disturbing pattern of fatal traffic stops by police.
- International Reporting
The staff of The New York Times for reporting that exposed the vast civilian tolls of US-led airstrikes, challenging official accounts of American military engagements in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
- Feature Writing
Jennifer Senior of The Atlantic for a portrayal of a family’s reckoning of loss in the 20 years since 9/11.
Melinda Henneberger of the Kansas City Star for persuasive columns demanding justice for alleged victims of a retired police detective accused of being a sexual predator.
Salamishah Tillet, contributing critic at large for The New York Times, for writing about Black stories in art and popular culture.
- Editorial Writing
Lisa Falkenberg, Michael Lindenberger, Joe Holley and Luis Carrasco of the Houston Chronicle for a campaign that, with original reporting, revealed voter suppression tactics, rejected the myth of widespread voter fraud and argued for sensible voting reforms.
- Illustrated Reporting and Commentary
Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider for a comic on an Uyghur internment camp.
- Breaking News Photography
Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times for raw and urgent images of the US departure from Afghanistan.
Win McNamee, Drew Angerer, Spencer Platt, Samuel Corum and Jon Cherry of Getty Images for comprehensive and consistently riveting photos of the attack on the US capitol.
- Feature Photography
Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and the late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters for images of Covid’s toll in India.
- Audio Reporting
Staffs of Futuro Media and PRX for “Suave” — an immersive profile of a man re-entering society after more than 30 years in prison.
Winners in Books, Drama and Music:
The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family, by Joshua Cohen.
Fat Ham, by James Ijames
Covered with Night, by Nicole Eustace and Cuba: An American History, by Ada Ferrer
Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South, by the late Winfred Rembert as told to Erin I. Kelly
frank: sonnets, by Diane Seuss
- General Nonfiction
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, by Andrea Elliott
Voiceless Mass, by Raven Chacon