The Los Angeles Times staff today won the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorism shootings. The Times swarmed San Bernardino as soon as the news broke and kept covering the story for months. Here's a page where the Times has gathered its stories, photos, graphics and other reporting. "For exceptional reporting, including both local and global perspectives, on the shooting in San Bernardino and the terror investigation that followed," the Pulitzer citation says.
Columnist Steve Lopez was also a finalist for a Pulitzer this year.
Los Angeles Times alums also won Pulitzers: Alissa Rubin for the New York Times in international reporting, and T. Christian Miller of Pro Publica in explanatory reporting. The New Yorker won two of the journalism prizes, that great Kathryn Schulz piece on the earthquake risk in the Puget Sound area and TV reviews by Emily Nussbaum. The editorial cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee, Jack Ohman, won for a series of cartoons. The Associated Press won the public service gold medal for its investigation into enslaved fishermen in Asia — with a team on which all the reporters and the editor are women.
The Lin-Manuel Miranda play "Hamilton" won in drama, and William Finnegan's book, "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life," won in biography.
*Added: Here's video of the LA Times newsroom as the announcement is made, posted to YouTube by assistant managing editor John Corrigan. Turn on the sound!
And also:Viet Thanh Nguyen, a USC professor who is one of the new critics-at-large for the Times' book page, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for “The Sympathizer,” a part-thriller, part-political satire that follows a double agent for South Vietnam who moves to Southern California.