On behalf of more than 26,000 members of The NewsGuild-CWA, we extend heartfelt congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize Awards. We’re especially proud of NewsGuild members who were honored for their outstanding journalism, listed below.
Last month, we joined with more than 175 organizations and more than 300 individuals urging the prizes to help improve diversity in newsrooms across the country: We asked them to make participation in an annual diversity survey a condition of eligibility for awards.
By implementing this new requirement, in addition to recognizing great journalism, the Pulitzers would honor the news organizations that are willing to be accountable to the public. Please join us by signing the letter requesting the change.
Staff of Miami Herald, Breaking News – For its urgent yet sweeping coverage of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium complex.
Cecilia Reyes, Chicago Tribune, Local Reporting – For a piercing examination of the city’s long history of failed building- and fire-safety code enforcement.
Staff of the New York Times, National Reporting – For an ambitious project that quantified a disturbing pattern of fatal traffic stops by police.
Staff of the New York Times, International Reporting – For courageous and relentless reporting that exposed the vast civilian toll of U.S.-led airstrikes, challenging official accounts of American military engagements in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
Staff of The Washington Post, Public Service – For its compellingly told and vividly presented account of the assault on Washington on January 6, 2021.
Jennifer Senior, The Atlantic, Feature Writing – For an unflinching portrait of a family’s reckoning with loss in the 20 years since 9/11.
Staff of the Los Angeles Times, Breaking News – For coverage of the deadly shooting on the set of “Rust.”
Staff of the New York Times, Breaking News – For its aggressive and revelatory reporting about the attack on Washington on January 6, 2021
Jeffrey Meitrodt and Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, Investigative Reporting – For comprehensive and tenacious reporting that exposed how financial service companies purchased settlements from vulnerable accident victims across the country, convincing them to give up millions of dollars, often with judges’ approval.
Hannah Dreier and Andrew Ba Tran, The Washington Post, Investigative Reporting – For a gripping, deeply reported series that illuminated how FEMA fails American disaster survivors by not confronting structural racism or climate change, prompting policy overhauls.
Staff of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Explanatory Reporting – For a richly reported series that, with compelling writing and photography, tackled the complex roots of gun violence in the city.
Staff of The Wall Street Journal, Explanatory Reporting – For stories that vividly reconstructed the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Tony Cook, Johnny Magdaleno and Michelle Pemberton, The Indianapolis Star, Local Reporting – For their critical examination of Indiana’s “Red Flag” gun law.
Lulu Ramadan, The Palm Beach Post – For a comprehensive investigation, including interactives and graphics, that revealed dangerous air quality during Florida’s sugar cane harvest season and prompted significant reforms.
Staff of The Washington Post, National Reporting – For a sweeping series on environmental racism, illuminating how American communities of color have disproportionately suffered for decades from dirty air, polluted water and lax or nonexistent environmental protection.
Staff of The New York Times, International Reporting – For richly immersive coverage of the sudden, chaotic fall of the Afghan government and the return of the Taliban. And for a stunning investigation of the assassination of Haiti’s president that uncovered pervasive corruption across government, security forces and business elites, including a likely motive for the murder: a secret dossier the president was compiling of powerful arms and drug traffickers.
Yaroslav Trofimov and the staff of the Wall Street Journal, International Reporting – For probing, deeply reported stories on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Photography Staff of Reuters, Feature Photography – For images of climate change collected around the globe, effectively portraying extreme and dangerous natural events as common and widespread threats to human life.
Gabrielle Lurie, San Francisco Chronicle, Feature Photography – For intimate and harrowing images of a mother’s attempts to care for her homeless, drug-addicted daughter.
Staff of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Public Service – For powerful coverage that exposed an unknown epidemic of electrical fires in the city’s rental properties and a widespread lack of accountability.
The New York Times, Public Service – For courageous and relentless reporting that exposed the vast civilian toll of U.S.-led airstrikes, challenging official accounts of American military engagements in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News, Audio Reporting – For “Southlake,” a riveting and insightful account of an anti-Critical Race Theory movement in a Texas community.