‘Hamilton’ wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 0:23 AM

The awards marked the centennial of the Pulitzers, American journalism’s highest honors. “Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the Pulitzer for drama.

‘Hamilton’ wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for documenting the utilize of slave work in Southeast Asia to supply seafood to American tables – an investigation that spurred the release of more than 2.000 captive workers.

The awards marked the centennial of the Pulitzers, American journalism’s highest honors.

“Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the Pulitzer for drama.

The dazzling, exuberant musical by creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda has captured favorite consciousness love few Broadway shows, having already won a Grammy Award, a spot on the Billboard two hundred charts and mentions on “Saturday Night Live.” It’s a leading favorite in this summer’s Tony Awards.

The musical tells the legend of how an orphan emigrant from the Caribbean rose to the highest ranks of American society, as told by a youthful African-American and Latino cast.

It becomes the ninth musical to win the drama award, joining such shows as “South Pacific,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Rent.” The latest musical to nab the prize was “Next to Normal” in two thousand-tenth.

took the editorial cartooning prize for what judges called work that conveys “wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style.”

The Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune received the investigative reporting prize for a project on mental hospitals, and the Tampa Bay Times also won in local reporting for studying the harmful effects of ending school integration in Pinellas County, Florida.

The LA Times won the breaking news prize for its coverage of the fatal shooting rampage by husband-and-wife extremists at a government building in San Bernardino, California, and The WA Post received the national reporting award for an examination of killings by police in the U. S.

The NY Times won the international reporting award for detailing the plight of Afghan women, and the breaking news photography prize for images of refugees.

The Boston Globe was honored in the feature photography category for pictures of a boy who'd suffered abuse, and the newspaper’s Farah Stockman took the comment prize for her work on the heritage of school busing in the city.

ProPublica and The Marshall Project received the award for explanatory reporting for exploring a rape case in which authorities initially didn’t believe the victim, prosecuted her for lying, and years later came to realize she was telling the truth.

AP journalists Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan chronicled how men from Myanmar and other countries were being imprisoned, sometimes in cages, in an island village in Indonesia and forced to work on fishing vessels. Numerous men reported maimings and deaths on their boats.

The 18-month project involved tracking slave-caught seafood to processing plants that supply supermarkets, restaurants and pet stores in the U. S. Subsequent AP reports detailed the utilize of slave work in processing shrimp.

“If Americans and Europeans are eating this fish, they should recollect us,” Hlaing Min, thirty, a runaway slave from the Indonesian island, told the AP. “There should be a mountain of bones below the sea.”

The stories, photos and videos led to freedom for thousands of fishermen and other laborers, numerous arrests, seizures of millions of dollars in goods and crackdowns on shrimp peeling plants in Thailand.

Established by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, the prizes were first given out in one thousand nine hundred-seventeenth. Public service award winners get a gold medal; the other awards carry a prize of $10.000 each.

The Pulitzer Prizes recognize the best journalism of two thousand fifteen in newspapers, magazines and web sites. There are fourteen categories for reporting, photography, criticism and commentary.

In the arts, prizes are awarded in seven categories, including fiction, drama and music.

The two thousand sixteen Pulitzer Prize Winners

- Associated Press

- LA Times Staff

- Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

- T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project

- Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times

- The WA Post Staff

- Alissa J. Rubin of The NY Times

- Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker

Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe

Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker

- John Hackworth of Sunday Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, FL

- Jack Ohman The Sacramento Bee

- Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The NY Times and Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters

- Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe

- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)

- Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda

- Custer'south Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T. J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)

- Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)

- Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian (Univ of Chicago Press)

- Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)

- In for a Penny, In for a Pound by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)

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