Winners in journalism, books, drama, and music for the Pulitzer Prizes for 2022 were revealed on Monday in Washington.
Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave, and the late Danish Siddiqui, of Reuters, were among the winners from The Washington Post.
In addition to the January 6th attacks on the Capitol, the exit from Afghanistan, and the Surfside condominium disaster in Florida, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded Ukrainian journalists with a special citation for 2022.
Reuters photographers Danish Siddiqui, Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave each received a Pulitzer Prize for their photos depicting the devastation caused by Covid in India after their deaths. While reporting on an encounter between Afghan special forces and Taliban rebels last year, Siddiqui was fatally wounded and died.
Here is a complete list of journalism prize winners, including descriptions of their honors:
The Washington Post’s coverage of January 6, 2021, terrorist attack on the United States Capitol has won a Public Service Award.
Award for Breaking News Reporting: The staff of the Miami Herald for their coverage of the Seaside apartment building disaster.
This year’s Investigative Reporting Award went to Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington, and Eli Murray of the Tampa Bay Times for their investigation into the hazardous conditions at Florida’s only battery recycling plant.
The staff of Quanta Magazine, including Natalie Wolchover, won for their coverage of the Webb Space Telescope’s operational process.
The Better Government Association’s Madison Hopkins and the Chicago Tribune’s Cecilia Reyes won the local reporting award for their investigation into Chicago’s lengthy history of failing to enforce building and fire safety codes.
The New York Times team for a project that quantified a worrying pattern of police-involved deadly traffic stops won the national reporting award.
The New York Times staff was awarded the International Reporting Award for their reporting on the civilian casualties of US-led airstrikes in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
With her portrayal of a family’s reckoning with loss 20 years after 9/11, Jennifer Senior won the prize for best feature writing.
The winning commentary was provided by the Kansas City Star’s Melinda Henneberger, who penned powerful pieces calling for the prosecution of a retired police detective who has been accused of sexual assault.
For her coverage of Black tales in art and popular culture, The New York Times’ Salamishah Tillet was named a Criticism Award winner for her work.
Editorial Writing Award: Houston Chronicle for a unique investigative campaign that exposed voter suppression tactics, denied the common belief in widespread voter fraud, and advocated sensible voting changes.
Illustrated Reporting and Commentary
The comic about an Uyghur internment camp by Insider’s Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams, and Walt Hickey won.
Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times won the Breaking News Photography Award for his photographs of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
A special shout-out goes to Getty Images’ Win McNamee and his team for their thorough and continuously gripping coverage of last week’s attack on the United States capital.
Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave, and Danish Siddiqui, who died in 2012, were the winners in the category of feature photography for their photographs documenting the devastation caused by the COVID virus in India.
The staff of Futuro Media and PRX for “Suave” – an in-depth profile of a man re-entering society after a 30-year jail sentence.
The following were included in the list of books:
An account of a minor and eventually even insignificant episode in the history of a very famous family: Joshua Cohen’s The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Insignificant Episode.
Fat Ham, a play by James Ijames, won the Drama Award.
History winners: Nicole Eustace’s Covered with Night and Ada Ferrer’s Cuba: An American History
Winfred Rembert’s biography Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South as Told to Erin I. Kelly won the Biography category.
frank: sonnets of Diane Seuss, winner of the poetry contest
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City, by Andrea Elliott, was the winner of the general nonfiction category.
Raven Chacon’s “Voiceless Mass” won first place in the music category.
Newspaper, magazine, and internet journalism, as well as literature and music composition, are all eligible for consideration for the Pulitzer Prize.
Founded in 1917 by the will of Joseph Pulitzer, a newspaper publisher who acquired his wealth, the Pulitzer Prize was founded by Columbia University and is managed by the university.