List of Pulitzer Prizes awarded to The New York Times

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The medal for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Staff members at The New York Times have won the Pulitzer for Public Service on six occasions.

Since 1918, The New York Times daily newspaper has won 130 Pulitzer Prizes,[1] a prize awarded within the United States for excellence in journalism in a range of categories.


  • 1918: The New York Times, for complete and accurate coverage of World War I.




  • 1940: Otto D. Tolischus, for articles from Berlin explaining the economic and ideological background of war-engaged Nazi Germany.
  • 1941: The New York Times, special citation for the public education value of its foreign news reports.
  • 1942: Louis Stark, for distinguished reporting of labor stories.
  • 1943: Hanson W. Baldwin, for a series of articles reporting a tour of the Pacific battle areas.
  • 1944: The New York Times, for the most disinterested and meritorious service rendered by an American newspaper—a survey of the teaching of American history.
  • 1945: James B. Reston, for news and interpretive articles on the Dumbarton Oaks Security Conference.
  • 1946: Arnaldo Cortesi, for distinguished correspondence from Buenos Aires; William L. Laurence, for his eyewitness account of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and articles on the atomic bomb.
  • 1947: Brooks Atkinson, for a distinguished series of articles on Russia.
  • 1949: C.P. Trussell, for consistent excellence in covering the national scene from Washington.






  • 1990: Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, for coverage of political turmoil in China, a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs.
  • 1991: Natalie Angier, for coverage of molecular biology and animal behavior, a distinguished example of beat reporting; Serge Schmemann, for coverage of the reunification of Germany, a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs.
  • 1992: Anna Quindlen, for "Public & Private," a compelling column covering a wide range of personal and political topics; Howell Raines, for "Grady's Gift," an account in The New York Times Magazine of his childhood friendship with his family's housekeeper and the lasting lessons of their interracial relationship.
  • 1993: John F. Burns, for courageous coverage of the strife and destruction in Bosnia, a distinguished example of international reporting.
  • 1994: The New York Times, for local reporting of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, pooling the efforts of the metropolitan staff as well as Times journalists covering locations as far-ranging as the Middle East and Washington; Isabel Wilkerson, for distinguished feature writing; Kevin Carter, for his photograph of a vulture perching near a little girl in the Sudan who had collapsed from hunger, a picture that became an icon of starvation.
  • 1995: Margo Jefferson, for her book reviews and other pieces, examples of distinguished criticism.
  • 1996: Rick Bragg, for distinguished feature writing; Robert D. McFadden, for distinguished rewrite journalism, applied to a broad range of stories; Robert B. Semple, Jr., for distinguished editorial writing on environmental issues.
  • 1997: John F. Burns, for distinguished international reporting on the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.
  • 1998: Linda Greenhouse, for reporting on the Supreme Court's work and its significance with sophistication and a sense of history; Michiko Kakutani, for reviewing 1997's many major literary works in essays that were fearless and authoritative; The New York Times, for a series of articles on the effects of drug corruption in Mexico, a distinguished example of international reporting.
  • 1999: Maureen Dowd, for the moral insight and wit she brought to bear in her columns on the combat between President Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr; The New York Times, notably Jeff Gerth, for a series of articles disclosing the corporate sale of American technology to China with the approval of the U.S. Government despite national security risks.


  • 2001:The New York Times, for national reporting, for its compelling and memorable series exploring racial experiences and attitudes across contemporary America. David Cay Johnston, beat reporting, for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms.
  • 2002: The New York Times, for public service, for "A Nation Challenged," a daily special section covering the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan and America's campaign against terrorism. The section, which included biographical sketches of the victims, also appeared online; The New York Times, for its informed and detailed reporting that profiled the global terrorism network and the threats it posed, a distinguished example of explanatory reporting; The New York Times, for its photographs chronicling the pain and the perseverance of people enduring protracted conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a distinguished example of feature photography; The New York Times, for its consistently outstanding photographic coverage of the terrorist attack on New York City and its aftermath, a distinguished example of breaking news photography; Gretchen Morgenson, for her trenchant and incisive Wall Street coverage, a distinguished example of beat reporting; Barry Bearak, for his deeply affecting and illuminating coverage of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan, a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs; Thomas Friedman, for his clarity of vision, based on extensive reporting, in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat.
  • 2003: Clifford J. Levy, for investigative reporting, for his "Broken Homes" series that exposed the abuse of mentally ill adults in state-regulated homes.
  • 2004: The New York Times, for public service, for its series written by David Barstow and Lowell Bergman that examined death and injury among American workers and exposed employers who break basic safety rules.
  • 2005: Walt Bogdanich, for national reporting, for his investigative series about the corporate cover-up of responsibility for fatal accidents at railway crossings.
  • 2006: Nicholas D. Kristof for commentary on bringing the genocide in Darfur to the world's attention; Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley for international reporting for their examination of China's legal system; James Risen and Eric Lichtblau for national reporting for their coverage of the United States' government's secret eavesdropping program.
  • 2007: Andrea Elliott for feature writing for coverage of an immigrant imam striving to serve his faithful in America.
  • 2008: Amy Harmon for explanatory reporting on the social impact of genetic tests; Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker for investigative reporting on how contaminated ingredients from China make their way into consumer goods, including medicine.
  • 2009: David Barstow for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.


  • 2010: Michael Moss, in Explanatory Reporting, for an investigative feature on food safety (e.g., contaminated meat); Matt Richtel, in National Reporting, for a series on the dangers of distracted driving; Sheri Fink of ProPublica in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine, in Investigative Reporting, for “The Deadly Choices At Memorial” about Hurricane Katrina survivors (award shared with the Philadelphia Daily News).[4][5]
  • 2011: Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry, in International Reporting, for their “Above the Law” series, which examined abuse of power in Russia, showing how authorities had jailed, beaten or harassed citizens who opposed them; and David Leonhardt, in Commentary, for his weekly column “Economic Scene” which offered perspectives on the formidable problems confronting America, from creating jobs to recalibrating tax rates.[6]
  • 2012: David Kocieniewski, in Explanatory Reporting, for his series on tax avoidance; and Jeffrey Gettleman, in International Reporting, for his reports on famine and conflict in East Africa.[7][8]
  • 2013: David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab, in Investigative Reporting, for describing bribery by Walmart in Mexico; New York Times staff, in Explanatory Reporting, for examining global business practices of Apple Inc. and other technology companies; David Barboza, in International Reporting, for exposing corruption in the Chinese government; and John Branch, in Feature Writing, for "Snow Fall," a multimedia presentation about avalanches.[9]
  • 2014: Tyler Hicks, in Breaking News Photography, for his compelling pictures that showed skill and bravery in documenting the unfolding terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya; Josh Haner, in Feature Photography, for his moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim who lost most of both legs and now is painfully rebuilding his life[10]
  • 2015: Eric Lipton, in Investigative Reporting, for reporting that showed how the influence of lobbyists can sway congressional leaders and state attorneys general, slanting justice toward the wealthy and connected; New York Times staff, in International Reporting, for courageous front-line reporting and vivid human stories on Ebola in Africa, engaging the public with the scope and details of the outbreak while holding authorities accountable (Team members named by The Times were Pam Belluck, Helene Cooper, Sheri Fink, Adam Nossiter, Norimitsu Onishi, Kevin Sack, and Ben C. Solomon.); and Daniel Berehulak, in Feature Photography, for his gripping, courageous photographs of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa[11]
  • 2016: Tyler Hicks, Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev and Daniel Etter for breaking news photography for coverage of the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East, and Alissa Rubin for international reporting for her coverage of the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan including the horrific murder of young Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran. John Woo and Adam Ellick produced a powerful accompanying video about the murder.[12]
  • 2017: C.J. Chivers, in Feature Writing, for showing, through an artful accumulation of fact and detail, that a Marine’s postwar descent into violence reflected neither the actions of a simple criminal nor a stereotypical case of PTSD.
  • 2017: The New York Times staff, in International Reporting, for agenda-setting reporting on Vladimir Putin’s efforts to project Russia’s power abroad, revealing techniques that included assassination, online harassment and the planting of incriminating evidence on opponents.
  • 2017: Daniel Berehulak, in Breaking News Photography, for powerful storytelling through images published in The New York Times showing the callous disregard for human life in the Philippines brought about by a government assault on drug dealers and users. (Moved into this category from Feature Photography by the nominating jury.)
  • 2018: Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Emily Steel, and Michael S. Schmidt in Public Service, for "explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women." (Received jointly with Ronan Farrow of "The New Yorker".) [13]
  • 2018: Staff, in National Reporting, for "deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration." (Received jointly with the Washington Post.)[13]
  • 2018: Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan, in Editorial Cartooning, for "an emotionally powerful series, told in graphic narrative form, that chronicled the daily struggles of a real-life family of refugees and its fear of deportation."[13]
  • 2019: David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner, in Explanatory Reporting, for "an exhaustive 18-month investigation of President Donald Trump’s finances that debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges."[14]
  • 2019: Brent Staples, in Editorial Writing, for "editorials written with extraordinary moral clarity that charted the racial fault lines in the United States at a polarizing moment in the nation’s history."[14]


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "New York Times Statement About 1932 Pulitzer Prize Awarded to Walter Duranty". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  3. ^ "The Pulitzer Prize Board statement on the 1932 prize awarded to Walter Duranty"". Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  4. ^ 4 Pulitzers for Washington Post; 3 for The Times
  5. ^ "2010 Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes - Columbia University. 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "2011 Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes - Columbia University. 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  7. ^ Rainey, James; Garrison, Jessica (April 17, 2012). "Pulitzer winners span old, new media". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "2012 Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes - Columbia University. 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
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  10. ^ "2014 Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes - Columbia University. 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  11. ^ "2015 Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes - Columbia University. 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  12. ^ "2016 Pulitzer Prizes". Retrieved 2017-02-11.
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