NEW YORK – The Associated Press has won a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for a series of stories on a secret New York Police Department program that spied on Muslims.
The Pulitzer for public service has been awarded to The Philadelphia Inquirer for its reporting on pervasive violence in the city’s schools.
The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., has won the Pulitzer in local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno.
Manning Marable won the Pulitzer Prize for history.
There was no fiction award for first time in 35 years
The Pulitzers are the most prestigious awards in journalism.