2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Posted on April 18, 2001

The 85th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced by President George Rupp of Columbia University. More than 2,000 entries are submitted each year in the Pulitzer Prize competitions, and only 21 awards are normally made. The Pulitzer Prizes are awarded at a luncheon in late May, about a month after the names of the winners have been announced. The luncheon takes place at Low Library on the Columbia University campus.

Beginning with the 1999 competition, the board sanctioned the submission by newspapers of online presentations as supplements to print exhibits in the Public Service category. The board left open the distinct possibility of further inclusions in the Pulitzer process of online journalism as the electronic medium developed.

There are 21 Pulitzer categories. In 20 of those categories the winners receive a $7,500 cash award and a certificate. Only the winner in the Public Service category of the Journalism competition is awarded a gold medal. The Public Service prize is always awarded to a newspaper, not an individual, although an individual may be named in the citation.

2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners


Public Service
The Oregonian

Breaking News Reporting
The Miami Herald Staff

Investigative Reporting
David Willman of the Los Angeles Times

Explanatory Reporting
Chicago Tribune Staff

Beat Reporting
David Cay Johnston of The New York Times

National Reporting
The New York Times Staff

International Reporting
Ian Johnson of The Wall Street Journal

International Reporting
Paul Salopek of the Chicago Tribune

Feature Writing
Tom Hallman, Jr. of The Oregonian

Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal

Gail Caldwell of The Boston Globe

Editorial Writing
David Moats of the Rutland (Vt.) Herald

Editorial Cartooning
Ann Telnaes of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate

Breaking News Photography
Alan Diaz of the Associated Press

Feature Photography
Matt Rainey of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.

Letters, Drama and Music

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (Random House)

Proof by David Auburn

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf)

W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt and Company)

Different Hours by Stephen Dunn (W.W. Norton & Company)

General Non-fiction
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix (HarperCollins)

Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra by John Corigliano

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