Paige St. John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune won the Pulitzer for investigative reporting. ”For her examination of weaknesses in the murky property-insurance system vital to Florida homeowners, providing handy data to assess insurer reliability and stirring regulatory action.”
Ellen Barry (along with colleague Clifford Levy) of the New York Times won for international reporting. ”For their dogged reporting that put a human face on the faltering justice system in Russia, remarkably influencing the discussion inside the country.”
Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times won for feature photography. ”For her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city’s crossfire of deadly gang violence.”
Kathleen Gallagher and Alison Sherwood (along with colleagues Mark Johns, Gary Porter and Lou Saldivar) of the Milwaukee Journal won for explanatory reporting. "For their lucid examination of an epic effort to use genetic technology to save a 4-year-old boy imperiled by a mysterious disease, told with words, graphics, videos and other images."
Amy Ellis Nutt of the Newark Star-Ledger won the Pulitzer for feature writing. "For her deeply probing story of the mysterious sinking of a commercial fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean that drowned six men."
Carol Guzy and Nikki Kahn (along with colleague Ricky Carioti) of the Washington Post won for breaking news photography. ”For their up-close portrait of grief and desperation after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti.”