AP wins Pulitzer for stories on NYPD spying

Published 11:15 am Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes are showcasing journalism’s power to shine a powerful light on the forgotten or unknown corners of people’s lives.

The awards were announced Monday at Columbia University. The winners included The Associated Press, which won a Pulitzer for investigative journalism for stories revealing the New York Police Department’s widespread spying on Muslims.

Other winners included The New York Times; The Huffington Post; The Seattle Times; The Philadelphia Inquirer; The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News; The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa.; The Stranger, Seattle; The Boston Globe; the Chicago Tribune; Politico; Agence France-Presse, and The Denver Post.

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The prizes are given out annually. Each award carries a $10,000 prize except for the public service award, which is a gold medal.

There are 14 journalism awards and seven arts awards.