Washington Post’s Trump coverage among Pulitzer winners

The Investigative Consortium of Journalists, The New York Daily News and The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold were among the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes in journalism announced Monday.

The New York Daily News and ProPublica were awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Gold Medal Prize for public service for a joint investigation into the abuse of eviction rules that have locked hundreds of New York residents out of their homes. The International Consortium of Journalists, along with McClatchy and the Miami Herald, won the award for explanatory reporting for its series The Panama Papers, which examined the use of offshore tax havens around the world.

Fahrenthold, whose work investigating Donald Trump’s charitable donations — and later for disparaging comments he made about women in 2005 — led the national news cycle in the final stretches of the presidential campaign, won the Pulitzer for National Reporting.

The New York Times walked away with three Pulitzer Prizes, including for international reporting for its reports on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

The staff of Utah’s The Salt Lake Tribune won the award for local reporting for a series on Brigham Young University’s treatment of sexual assault victims, and the staff of the East Bay Times in Oakland, California, were awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news for its coverage of a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36. Reporter Eric Eyre from the West Virginia paper The Charleston Gazette-Mail won the investigative reporting award for three stories reporting on the causes of the spike in opioid deaths in West Virginia.

Art Cullen, the editor and co-owner of the biweekly Northwest Iowa paper The Storm Lake Times, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing on a series of editorials about corporate agricultural interests in the state.

The full list of Pulitzer Prize winners and links to all of the winning articles can be found here.


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