2008 Pulitzer Prize
The Washington Post won six awards, second only to the seven won by The New York Times in 2002. Three organizations were awarded prizes for the first time: Reuters, Investor's Business Daily and the Concord Monitor. No prize was given for editorial writing.
|Public service||The Washington Post||" ... for the work of Dana Priest, Anne Hull and photographer Michel du Cille in exposing mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, evoking a national outcry and producing reforms by federal officials." Original series|
|Breaking news reporting||The Washington Post||" ... for its exceptional, multi-faceted coverage of the deadly shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, telling the developing story in print and online." Original series|
|Investigative reporting||Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker of The New York Times||" ... for their stories on toxic ingredients in medicine and other everyday products imported from China, leading to crackdowns by American and Chinese officials." Original series|
|Investigative reporting||Chicago Tribune||" ... for its exposure of faulty governmental regulation of toys, car seats and cribs, resulting in the extensive recall of hazardous products and congressional action to tighten supervision." Original series|
|Explanatory reporting||Amy Harmon of The New York Times||" ... for her striking examination of the dilemmas and ethical issues that accompany DNA testing, using human stories to sharpen her reports." Original series|
|Local reporting||David Umhoefer of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel||" ... for his stories on the skirting of tax laws to pad pensions of county employees, prompting change and possible prosecution of key figures." Original article|
|National reporting||Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post||" ... for their lucid exploration of Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful yet sometimes disguised influence on national policy." Original series|
|International reporting||Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post||" ... for his heavily reported series on private security contractors in Iraq that operate outside most of the laws governing American forces." Original series|
|Feature writing||Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post||" ... for his chronicling of a world-class violinist who, as an experiment, played beautiful music in a subway station filled with unheeding commuters." Original article|
|Commentary||Steve Pearlstein of The Washington Post||" ... for his insightful columns that explore the nation's complex economic ills with masterful clarity."|
|Criticism||Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe||" ... for his penetrating and versatile command of the visual arts, from film and photography to painting."|
|Editorial writing||No Award|
|Editorial cartooning||Michael Ramirez of Investor's Business Daily||" ... for his provocative cartoons that rely on originality, humor and detailed artistry."|
|Breaking news photography||Adrees Latif of Reuters||" ... for his dramatic photograph of a Japanese videographer, sprawled on the pavement, fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar."|
|Feature photography||Preston Gannaway of the Concord Monitor||" ... for her intimate chronicle of a family coping with a parent's terminal illness." Original series|
Letters, Drama and Music Awards
- Bob Dylan received a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."
- "Columbia University Announces 92nd Annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music" (PDF) (Press release). Columbia University. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
- Pérez-Peña, Richard (2008-04-07). "Washington Post Wins 6 Pulitzer Prizes". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-04-07.