Perhaps there was something to the John Carroll effect. In the first year that the Pulitzer-board favorite is not editor of the Los Angeles Times, the paper is shut out of the Pulitzer prizes. The Times did have finalists in investigative reporting (on the Getty), international reporting (Muslims in Europe), and in both photography categories. No other locals are mentioned, but these winners seem noteworthy:
♦ Copley News Service and the San Diego Union-Tribune shared the national reporting prize (for coverage of Rep. Duke Cunningham) with the New York Times' national security reporters, James Risen and Eric Lichtblau. Both reporters are LAT refugees.
♦ Of course the New Orleans Times-Picayune won for public service, sharing the medal with the Sun-Herald of Biloxi, Miss.
♦ Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan won the Pulitzer for criticism.
Letters, Drama and Music categories (including special awards for Edmund S. Morgan and Thelonious Monk) after the jump:
March by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky (Oxford University Press)
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (Alfred A. Knopf)
Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (Louisiana State University Press)
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins (Henry Holt)
Piano Concerto: 'Chiavi in Mano' by Yehudi Wyner (Associated Music Publishers)
Edmund S. Morgan
LAT associate editor John Montorio and Sasha Anawalt, director of the Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship Programs, were jurors.