2007 Pulitzer Prize winners

PUBLIC SERVICE: The Wall Street Journal for coverage of a 2006 stock-options scandal.BREAKING NEWS REPORTING: The (Portland) Oregonian for print and online coverage of a family missing in the Oregon mountains.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: Brett Blackledge, The Birmingham News, for his exposure of cronyism and corruption in Alabama's two-year college system

EXPLANATORY REPORTING: Kenneth R. Weiss, Usha Lee McFarling, and Rick Loomis, the Los Angeles Times, for print and online reports on the world's distressed oceans.

LOCAL REPORTING: Debbie Cenziper, The Miami Herald, for reports on waste, favoritism, and lack of oversight at the Miami housing agency.

NATIONAL REPORTING: Charlie Savage, The Boston Globe, for revelations that President Bush often used "signing statements" to assert his controversial right to bypass provisions of new laws.

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING: The Wall Street Journal staff for reports on the adverse impact of China's booming capitalism on conditions ranging from inequality to pollution.

FEATURE WRITING: Andrea Elliott, The New York Times, for her portrait of an immigrant imam.

COMMENTARY: Cynthia Tucker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, for columns "that evince a strong sense of morality and persuasive knowledge of the community."

CRITICISM: Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly, for his "zestful, wide-ranging" restaurant reviews.

EDITORIAL WRITING: Arthur Browne, Beverly Weintraub, and Heidi Evans of the New York Daily News for editorials on behalf of ailing ground zero workers.

EDITORIAL CARTOONING: Walt Handelsman, Newsday, for his "stark, sophisticated cartoons and his impressive use of zany animation."

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oded Balilty, The Associated Press, for his photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: Renee C. Byer, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee, for her portrait of a single mother and her dying child.


FICTION: "The Road," by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf).

DRAMA: "Rabbit Hole," by David Lindsay-Abaire.

HISTORY: "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation," by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf).

BIOGRAPHY: "The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher," by Debby Applegate (Doubleday).

POETRY: "Native Guard," by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin).

GENERAL NONFICTION: "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf).

MUSIC: "Sound Grammar," by Ornette Coleman.

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