2013 Pulitzer Prize: InsideClimate News Takes National, Old Media Wins the Rest

It’s not quite the shakeup we saw in 2012, when the Huffington Post and Politico became the first digital news operations to take home the journalism’s highest honor, but 2013 saw another newcomer to the Pulitzer Prize circles.

InsideClimate News — a non-profit, Brooklyn-based site devoted to environmental reporting — won the Pulitzer for National Reporting, beating out the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. Reporters Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer won for “their rigorous reports on flawed regulation of the nation’s oil pipelines, focusing on potential ecological dangers posed by diluted bitumen (or “dilbit”), a controversial form of oil.”

The New York Times took home four Pulitzers — for investigative reporting, international reporting, exemplary reporting and feature writing.

Here is the full list of winners:

PUBLIC SERVICE – Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL


INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of The New York Times


LOCAL REPORTING – Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis

NATIONAL REPORTING – Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News, Brooklyn, NY

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING – David Barboza of The New York Times

FEATURE WRITING – John Branch of The New York Times

COMMENTARY – Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal

CRITICISM – Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post

EDITORIAL WRITING – Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL

EDITORIAL CARTOONING – Steve Sack of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY – Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – Javier Manzano, free-lance photographer, Agence France-Presse