Washington Post reporter wins Pulitzer for probing Trump's charity

ProPublica New York Daily News Post's Fahrenthold win Pulitzers

The Pulitzer Prizes also honored The Washington Post for hard-hitting reporting on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and The New York Times for revealing Vladimir Putin's covert power grab, praising their probing of powerful people despite a hostile climate for the news media.

As for the breaking news photography prize, freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak won for showing the crackdown on drug dealers and users by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government through images published by The New York Times.

Berehulak won the feature photography Pulitzer in 2015 for his work on the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

The prize for International Reporting was awarded to staffers at The New York Times.

For national reporting, David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Donald Trump campaign.

The Storm Lake Times co-owner/editorialist, Art Cullen garnered the prize for his unyielding, expert, and engaging writing.

Winning the award for investigative reporting was journalist Eric Eyre, with the Charleston Gazette-Mail, for his coverage of the uncontrolled flow of opioids into the most disadvantaged areas of West Virginia.

To celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer prize, and the achievements of all the winners, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com joined with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to mark the anniversary year with a special look at winners in all categories. And C.J. Chivers won in the feature category for a magazine piece on a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and the Miami Herald won the explanatory award for an investigative series on the Panama Papers, exposing the global extent of offshore tax havens.

The book examines the events that unfolded starting in September 9, 1971, when almost 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate NY to protest years of mistreatment.

Other winners include The New York Daily News, ProPublica, David A. Fahrenthold of The Washington Post, Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, Hilton Als of The New Yorker, fiction writer Colson Whitehead, and poet Tyehimba Jess.

Now in its 101st year, the prestigious prize recognized writers, artists and musicians of almost every bent - from breaking news and cartooning, to fiction and drama.

Playwright Lynn Nottage won her second drama Pulitzer, for "Sweat".

The Orlando Sentinel was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the "Breaking News Reporting" category for its coverage of the mass shooting that left 49 people dead and countless injured at the gay nightclub Pulse last summer.

The Pulitzers have been awarded since 1917. The public-service prize, awarded to an American news organization, is a gold medal.

Matthew Desmond receiving the General Nonfiction award for his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City about evictions in America after the Great Recession. The Pulitzer is America's most prestigious journalism award and given in 14 categories of journalism, as well as seven categories for the arts.

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