(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty) (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Pulitzer Prizes released its 2014 winners today. No local triumphs, but two finalists:

And here are the winners:

  • The Washington Post and The Guardian for their revelations of widespread “secret surveillance by the National Security Agency.” (Public service)
  • David Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo., for “expanding the examination of how wounded combat veterans are mistreated, focusing on loss of benefits for life after discharge by the Army for minor offenses, stories augmented with digital tools and stirring congressional action.” (National reporting)
  • Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters for their “courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.” (International reporting)
  • Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer for her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise. (Criticism)

And if you’re not in the mood to read first-class journalism (hey, it happens), take a look at the work of …

  • The photographs of The New York Times’ Tyler Hicks, for his “compelling pictures that showed skill and bravery in documenting the unfolding terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya.” (Breaking news photography).
  •  Photos from the The New York Times’ Josh Haner (feature photography), for his “his moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim who lost most of both legs and now is painfully rebuilding his life.”
Here are the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners in Reporting, Photography, Editorial Cartoons 14 April,2014Jon Brooks

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