2012 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

by Cali Owings


The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday. Here are the links to some of the year’s best stories:

Public Service
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Assault on Learning" a 7-part series that illuminates child-on-child violence in the city's schools.

Breaking News
The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff
Awarded the prize for its coverage of the devasting tornado last April.

Investigative Reporting
Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press.
Since August, the AP has published stories as part of an ongoing investigation into the NYPD's monitoring of the city's Muslim communities since September 11, 2001.

Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of the Seattle Times
"Methadone and the Politics of Pain" an investigation into a little-known state board that steered some of the state's most vulnerable patients toward methadone though hundreds of patients die from it each year.

Exploratory Reporting
David Kocieniewski of the New York Times
"But Nobody Pays That" a series that explained how some of the nation's wealthiest people and corporations exploited loopholes and avoided taxes.

Local Reporting
Sara Ganim and the Patriot-News Staff
Awarded the prize for its coverage of the Penn State sex abuse scandal.

National Reporting
David Wood of the Huffington Post
"Beyond the Battlefield: From a Decade of War, an Endless Struggle for the Severely Wounded" is a 10-part series about severely wounded U.S. veterans and the struggles they face returning home.

International Reporting
Jeffery Gettleman of the New York Times
Awarded the prize for his coverage of famine and conflict in East Africa.

Feature Reporting
Eli Sanders of the Stranger
"The Bravest Woman in Seattle" is a story about a woman's courtroom testimony of the night she survived a home invasion attack that killed her partner.