Washington Post sweeps Pulitzer Prizes for reporting
(dpa) - The Washington Post swept up a list of prizes for its distinguished reporting, including national and international reporting and feature writing, Columbia University's Pulitzer Board said Monday.
The Post won the prize for public service and breaking news reporting. Its reporters Jo Becker and Barton Gellman won the prize for national reporting and Steve Fainaru for international reporting.
The Post's Gene Weingarten won the prize for feature writing and Steve Pearlstein won the prize for commentary.
The New York Times' Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker and The Chicago Tribune staff won the prize for investigative reporting.
The Pulitzer Prize Board said the public service prize was given for a "distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper through the use of journalistic resources."
"Awarded to the Washington Post for the work of Dana Priest, Anne Hull and photographer Michel du Cille in exposing mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, evoking a national outcry and producing reforms by federal officials."