2010 Pulitzer Prizes to WaPo, NYT — Not Enquirer

Washington Post wins four; NYT nabs three

The 2010 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, and the Washington Post was the big winner, snagging four Pulitzers for international and feature reporting, commentary and criticism.

The New York Times won two (explanatory and national reporting) and shared a third for investigative reporting (with the Philadelphia Daily News) for its collaboration with ProPublica.

The National Enquirer — subject of debate over an entry the tabloid submitted for its coverage of John Edwards’ extramarital affair — was shut out.

The full list of 2010 Pulitzer winners:


Public ServiceBristol (Va.) Herald Courier

Breaking News ReportingThe Seattle Times Staff

Investigative Reporting – Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News and Sheri Fink of ProPublica, in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine

Explanatory Reporting – Michael Moss and members of The New York Times Staff

Local Reporting – Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

National Reporting – Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times Staff

International Reporting – Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post

Feature Writing – Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post

Commentary – Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post

Criticism – Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post

Editorial Writing – Tod Robberson, Colleen McCain Nelson and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News

Editorial Cartooning – Mark Fiore, self syndicated, appearing on SFGate.com

Breaking News Photography – Mary Chind of The Des Moines Register

Feature Photography – Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post

Letters, Drama and Music

FictionTinkers by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)

DramaNext to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

HistoryLords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press)

BiographyThe First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)

PoetryVersed by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)

General NonfictionThe Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday)

MusicViolin Concerto by Jennifer Higdon (Lawdon Press)

Special Citations 

Hank Williams