Campaign reporting that exposed misleading claims by now US President Donald Trump about charitable giving and commentary about last year's divisive US presidential campaign won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday. In 20 of those categories the winners receive a $10,000 (9,440 euro) cash award and a certificate.
The biggest USA news story of 2016 - the tumultuous presidential campaign - yielded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for a Washington Post reporter who raised doubts about Donald Trump's charitable giving and revealed that the candidate had been recorded bragging about grabbing women.
Art Cullen, who owns the Storm Lake Times with his brother John, says his editorials were about government transparency.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail of West Virginia won for its reporting on opioid addiction, Pride said.
Malacañang is not fond of the foreign press critical of its drug war but showed respect when one of the major news outlets won a prestigious award for its coverage of the violent crackdown.
The public service prize recognized the Daily News and ProPublica for exposing how the New York Police Department abused eviction rules.
Explanatory Reporting: The Panama Papers, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and the Miami Herald. The New York Times Magazine writer was described by judges as an "artful accumulation of fact and detail".
The New York Times staff won the Pulitzer for global reporting for "agenda-setting reporting on Vladimir Putin's efforts to project Russia's power overseas, revealing techniques that included assassination, online harassment and the planting of incriminating evidence on opponents".
Set in Milwaukee, Desmond's book was among a wave of works that explored poverty, race and the class divide, themes that had special resonance as Republican Donald Trump campaigned on restoring the American Dream for "forgotten" Americans.
Also nominated as finalists: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff for a series revealing the prevalence of sexual misconduct by doctors; and Renee Dudley, Steve Stecklow, Alexandra Harney and other members of the Reuters staff for uncovering a USA college admissions process corrupted by systematic cheating on standardized tests in Asia.
This is the 101st year of the contest, established by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
Her stories also were finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards and the American Society of News Editors Award.
Arts prizes are awarded in seven categories, including fiction, drama and music. Only the victor in the Public Service category of the Journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.