Finally: Women Had a Major Showing at This Year's Pulitzer Prizes


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The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday afternoon and women took home many of the major journalism awards. The Boston Globe's Farah Stockman won for a series of columns on busing in Boston, beating out Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times and Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles TimesNew Yorker writer Kathryn Schulz won for her feature on earthquakes in the Northwest.  The New Yorker's Emily Nussbaum won for her sharp and clever TV reviews and, fittingly, she had the perfect response on Twitter:

The Associated Press won for an investigation of labor abuses in the seafood industry, and the outlet's Julie Pace tweeted that the whole team of reporters for the piece was made up of women.

Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe won the prize for feature photography for a photo story about a boy living in poverty. And Alissa J. Rubin of the New York Times won for her international reporting on Western efforts to help Afghan women.

Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner along with Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times won for local reporting for a series on failing county schools

Congrats to all of the winners! Check out the complete list here.

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Kate Storey

Kate Storey is a contributing editor at Marie Claire and writer-at-large at Esquire magazine, where she covers culture and politics. Kate's writing has appeared in ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR, Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan, and her first book comes out in summer 2023.