The Washington Post also received the feature reporting prize, for work by Eli Saslow that portrayed the struggles of people across America, including those confronting homelessness and addiction or adapting to life after the pandemic. Mr. Saslow, a previous Pulitzer winner, has been a finalist for the feature writing category three times. He joined The New York Times as a writer at large in February.
A book by two Washington Post reporters was awarded the general nonfiction prize. “His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, explores the life of Mr. Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in 2020 ignited mass protests. Mr. Samuels left The Post this year and joined The New Yorker in March.
The investigative reporting prize was awarded to the staff of The Wall Street Journal for a series examining the financial investments of senior federal officials. The reporting team analyzed financial disclosures for about 12,000 officials, finding that thousands of them traded stock in companies that lobbied their agencies while more than 60 officials had disclosed trading stocks in companies shortly before regulatory actions were announced.
Caitlin Dickerson of The Atlantic was given the prize for explanatory reporting for her sprawling 30,000-word investigation into the Trump administration’s family separation policy. Ms. Dickerson spent 18 months on the project, which revealed that U.S. officials had misled Congress and the public and often worked to keep migrant families apart longer.
The prize for criticism went to Andrea Long Chu, a critic at New York Magazine, for book reviews that examined both the works and their authors through multiple cultural lenses.
Nancy Ancrum, Amy Driscoll, Luisa Yanez, Isadora Rangel and Lauren Costantino of the Miami Herald were awarded the prize for editorial writing for the “Broken Promises” series that showed how Florida leaders had failed to deliver on vows to improve communities.
The audio reporting prize was awarded to the staff of Gimlet Media, notably Connie Walker, for the podcast “Stolen: Surviving St. Michael’s.” Ms. Walker investigated her late father’s life and his experience and that of hundreds of other Indigenous children in Canada’s residential school system.