2012 Pulitzer Prizes Awarded
Created: 2012-04-17 12:53 EST
Manning Marable, who was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer in History for 2012, poses for a photograph in his office August 16, 2001 in New York City. Marable is in favor of slave reparations. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
by Victor Chen
The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced.
Twenty winners were chosen for journalistic, literary, and musical endeavors of the past year.
The Pulitzer Prize is administered by Columbia University, and was established by Joseph Pulitzer in 1917. Individual winners receive $10,000.
Notable winners included Manning Marable who was posthumously awarded for, [italics]Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention[/i], his biography of the historical figure.
Massoud Hossani won the Breaking News Photography award for his widely circulated “Girl in the Green Dress,” depicting a girl crying after a suicide bomber attack at a crowded Kabul shrine.
[italics]The Huffington Post[/i] took its first Pulitzer for David Wood’s examination of wounded American soldiers. HuffPo’s win also marked the first time an online-only daily news site was given the award.
There were no awards given for Editorial Writing or Fiction Writing, though three finalists were chosen for each. No award was last given for the two in 2008 and 1977, respectively.