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2019 winners in journalism and arts

NEW YORK — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners:

JOURNALISM

Public Service

South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enforcement officials before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida.

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Breaking News Reporting

Staff, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, for coverage of the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue and its aftermath.

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Investigative Reporting

Matt Hamilton, Harriet Ryan and Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times, for reporting on a gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of abusing young women over decades.

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Explanatory Reporting

David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner, The New York Times, for their examination of family tax schemes that helped President Donald Trump inherit a fortune from his father.

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Local Reporting

Staff, The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for an examination of the state’s jury system and a law that allowed convictions without a unanimous verdict.

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National Reporting

Staff, The Wall Street Journal, for stories disclosing payoffs during the campaign to two women who claimed to have had affairs with President Donald Trump, and how those transactions were handled.

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International Reporting

Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty, The Associated Press, for stories on famine and torture during Yemen’s civil war.

The staff of Reuters, with contributions from Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, on stories on the expulsion and killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by the military and Buddhist villagers.

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Feature Writing

Hannah Dreier, ProPublica, for stories about Salvadoran immigrants in New York affected by a federal crackdown on MS-13.

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Commentary

Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, for columns showing how poor Missourians faced high fines or jail time over misdemeanor crimes.

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Criticism

Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post, for reviews and essays on books focusing on government and America.

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Editorial Writing

Brent Staples, The New York Times, for editorials focusing on racial issues.

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Editorial Cartooning

Darrin Bell, freelancer, for cartoons taking aim at the Trump administration over political turmoil and the impact on marginalized communities.

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Breaking News Photography

Staff, Reuters, for images following the difficult journey of migrants attempting to get to the United States from South and Central America.

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Feature Photography

Lorenzo Tugnoli, The Washington Post, for photographs documenting the famine in Yemen.

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Special Citation

Capital Gazette, Annapolis, Maryland, in honor of the journalists, staff and editorial board for their response to the killings of their colleagues in a newsroom shooting.

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LETTERS, DRAMA AND MUSIC

Fiction

“The Overstory” by Richard Powers

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Drama

“Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury

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History

“Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by David W. Blight

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Biography or Autobiography

“The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke” by Jeffrey C. Stewart

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Poetry

“Be With” by Forrest Gander

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General Nonfiction

“Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America” by Eliza Griswold

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Music

“p r i s m” by Ellen Reid

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Special Citation

Aretha Franklin, for her role in American music for more than 50 years.