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Pulitzer Prizes for Ebola Coverage

Pulitzer Prizes for Ebola CoveragePulitzer Prizes for Ebola Coverage

The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that engaged the public and held authorities accountable.

The Pulitzer for Public Service, announced at Columbia University, went to Charleston, South Carolina’s Post and Courier for its series on domestic violence.

The Pulitzers honor extraordinary work in US journalism, literature, drama and other areas and bring welcome attention and recognition to newspapers and websites, Reuters reported.

The iconic Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal, about two and three-quarter inches in diameter and a quarter-inch thick, is awarded each year to the American news organization that wins the Public Service category. It is never awarded to an individual. However, through the years, the medal has come to symbolize the entire Pulitzer program.

For its Ebola coverage, The New York Times staff won the prize for international reporting and freelancer Daniel Berehulak won for feature photography.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch won for photographic coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri, riots.

The Seattle Times staff won for coverage of a deadly landslide, and Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig won for coverage of security lapses at the Secret Service.

The Wall Street Journal won a prize in investigative reporting for “Medicare Unmasked,” the first reporting Pulitzer for the newspaper since 2007, when it was purchased by News Corp.

New York Times reporter Eric Lipton won for investigative reporting on how lobbyists can sway congressional leaders and state attorneys general.

The Pulitzer for explanatory reporting went to Zachary Mider of Bloomberg News for showing how US corporations dodge taxes. It is the first Pulitzer for the New York-based news agency.

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The feature writing prize went to Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times for drought coverage.

The commentary prize went to Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle. Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times won for criticism and the editorial writing prize went to Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe.

The editorial cartooning prize went to Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News.

The fiction award went to Anthony Doerr for ‘All the Light We Cannot See’, published by Scribner, and the drama prize went to Stephen Adly Guirgis for ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’.