2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The 2019 Pulitzer Prizes are getting handed out Monday.

Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy announced the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University’s School of Journalism on Monday, April 15

The complete list of 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners.


Public service

Staff of the South Florida Sun Sentinel

Breaking-news reporting

Staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Investigative reporting

Matt Hamilton, Harriet Ryan and Paul Pringle of the Los Angeles Times

Explanatory reporting

David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of the New York Times

Local reporting

Staff of the Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)

National reporting

Staff of the Wall Street Journal

International reporting

Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty of the Associated Press, and the staff of Reuters, with notable contributions from Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Feature writing

Hannah Dreier of ProPublica


Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post

Editorial writing

Brent Staples of the New York Times

Editorial cartooning

Darrin Bell, a freelance cartoonist

Breaking-news photography

Photography staff of Reuters

Feature photography

Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post

Special citation

Staff of the Capital Gazette



“The Overstory” by Richard Powers


“Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury


“Frederick Douglass” by David W. Blight

Biography or autobiography

“The New Negro” by Jeffrey C. Stewart


“Be With” by Forrest Gander

General nonfiction

“Amity and Prosperity” by Eliza Griswold


“p r i s m” by Ellen Reid

Special citation

Aretha Franklin