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New York Times Leads Pulitzers as InsideClimate Wins First

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April 15 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Times led the Pulitzer Prizes with awards in four categories, including investigative reporting, while InsideClimate News won for the first time for its coverage of regulation of oil pipelines.

The New York Times, owned by New York Times Co., also was awarded for explanatory reporting, international reporting and feature writing. InsideClimate News, based in Brooklyn, New York, was given the prize for national reporting.

The 97th annual Pulitzer Prizes for excellence in reporting and the arts were announced today by Columbia University in New York.

Javier Manzano, a freelance photographer, won the prize for feature photography for am image of two Syrian rebel soldiers.

The Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, won in the public service category for its investigation of reckless speeding by police officers.

InsideClimate, a non-profit, online news organization, won for its reporting on the “flawed regulation” of the nation’s oil pipeline, according to the Pulitzer committee. This is the fourth time a digital-only news organization has won journalism’s most esteemed prize.

The investigative reporting award for the New York Times was for a probe into bribery by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Mexico.

Gold Medal

A 19-member board of editors, publishers, writers and educators voted on the winners in 21 categories of journalism, letters, drama and music. Winners in all categories except public service receive $10,000. The public-service prize, awarded to a news organization, is a gold medal.

Board members include Lee Bollinger, Columbia University’s president; Steve Coll, the newly named Columbia Journalism School dean; Junot Diaz, a novelist; Thomas Friedman, a New York Times columnist; Paul Gigot, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page editor; and Robert Blau, managing editor for projects and investigations at Bloomberg News.

After a controversial decision not to award a fiction prize last year, the Pulitzer board gave this year’s prize to Adam Johnson for “The Orphan Master’s Son.”

“Disgraced,” a play by Ayad Akhtar, is about a Pakistani lawyer who passes as Indian and struggles with the Muslim elements of his identity.

Below is a table of 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners.

JOURNALISM CATEGORIES

PUBLIC SERVICE Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for investigation of reckless speeding by off-duty police officers.

BREAKING NEWS REPORTING Denver Post staff for its coverage of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of The New York Times for reports on how Wal-Mart used bribes to expand in Mexico.

EXPLANATORY REPORTING New York Times staff for its reports on business practices by Apple Inc. and other technology companies and their role in the global economy’s changes.

LOCAL REPORTING Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, for reporting on an increase in infant deaths in day-care homes.

NATIONAL REPORTING Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News, Brooklyn, New York, for reports on flawed regulation of U.S. oil pipelines.

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING David Barboza of the New York Times for stories on Chinese government corruption.

FEATURE WRITING John Branch of the New York Times for his work on skiers killed in an avalanche.

COMMENTARY Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for columns on U.S. foreign policy and politics.

CRITICISM Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post for art criticism.

EDITORIAL WRITING Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, for editorials to reverse a decision to end fluoridation of the county’s water supply.

EDITORIAL CARTOONING Steve Sack of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis.

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press.

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Javier Manzano, a freelance photographer.

LETTERS, DRAMA AND MUSIC CATEGORY

FICTION “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson.

DRAMA “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar.

HISTORY “Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam” by Fredrik Logevall.

BIOGRAPHY “The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo” by Tom Reiss.

POETRY “Stag’s Leap” by Sharon Olds.

GENERAL NON-FICTION “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America” by Gilbert King.

MUSIC “Partita for 8 Voices” by Caroline Shaw.

To contact the reporter on this story: Edmund Lee in New York at elee310@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Turner at nturner7@bloomberg.net

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