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The Pulitzer Prize is an award awarded to people for their achievements in the field of journalism i.e. newspaper or web, in United States of America (USA). Known as the top award for a journalist, the Pulitzer Prize is also given for excellence in literature and musical composition. The first Pulitzer Prize was given in 1917 administered by Columbia University.  There are as many as 21 categories where a person is awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The winner of the prestigious award receives a cash prize of US Dollars 10,000 in 20 categories, while the winner in the public service category of journalism competition is awarded a gold medal. Also Read - 3 Indian Photojournalists Who Captured Life in Kashmir During Lockdown Win Pulitzer Prize 2020 | See Pics

The New York Times today won three prestigious Pulitzer Prizes and a St Louis newspaper took the breaking news photography award for its coverage of the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina won the coveted award for public service journalism for an investigative series on why South Carolina is among the deadliest states for women in the country. (Also read: Pulitzer 2015: New York Times share Pulitzer for international reporting for coverage of Ebola epidemic) Also Read - Two Reuters Reporters Bag Pulitzers For Revealing Massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya Men

The New York Times staff shared the prize for international reporting for its coverage of the deadly Ebola epidemic in west Africa, announced the Pulitzer committee at Columbia University in New York.

Here is the complete list if Pulitzer Award Winners 2015

Journalism

PUBLIC SERVICE – The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

BREAKING NEWS REPORTING – The Seattle Times Staff

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – Two Prizes: – Eric Lipton of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Staff

EXPLANATORY REPORTING – Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg News

LOCAL REPORTING – Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA

NATIONAL REPORTING – Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING – The New York Times Staff

FEATURE WRITING – Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times

COMMENTARY – Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle

CRITICISM – Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times

EDITORIAL WRITING – Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe

EDITORIAL CARTOONING – Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY – St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – Daniel Berehulak , freelance photographer, The New York Times

Books, Drama and Music

FICTION – “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)

DRAMA – “Between Riverside and Crazy” by Stephen Adly Guirgis

HISTORY – “Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People ” by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)

BIOGRAPHY – “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe” by David I. Kertzer (Random House)

POETRY – “Digest” by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)

GENERAL NONFICTION – “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)

MUSIC – “Anthracite Fields” by Julia Wolfe (G. Schirmer, Inc.)