The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by publisher Joseph Pulitzer to recognize outstanding achievement in journalism and are American journalism's most prestigious honor. The Associated Press has received 52 Pulitzers, including 31 photo Pulitzers.
AP is justifiably proud of its team of world-class reporters, photographers, video journalists and editors, including the Pulitzer Prize winners listed here.
AP’s Pulitzer Prize Winners
2016: AP won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service based on its international investigation of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia that freed more than 2,000 slaves and traced the seafood they caught to supermarkets and pet food providers across the U.S. The investigative reporting was led by Esther Htusan, Robin McDowell, Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza.
2013 Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen for breaking news photography as seen in gripping images of the Syrian civil war. Learn more about the winners and their photography.
2012 Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Chris Hawley and Eileen Sullivan were named winners of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for their months-long series outlining the New York Police Department's surveillance of minority communities since the 9/11 terror attacks. Learn more about the series.
2007 Oded Balilty, Breaking News Photography, for his photo of a Jewish settler struggling with an Israeli security officer during a clash that erupted as authorities evacuated the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona.
2005 Bilal Hussein, Karim Kadim, Brennan Linsley, Jim MacMillan, Samir Mizban, Khalid Mohammed, John B. Moore, Muhammad Muheisen, Anja Niedringhaus, Murad Sezer and Mohammed Uraibi, Breaking News Photography, for a stunning photo series on a year of bloody combat inside Iraqi cities.
2001 Alan Diaz, Breaking News Photography, for his photo of a federal agent in riot gear during a pre-dawn raid in Miami, confronting a man holding Elian Gonzalez in a closet.
2000 Sang-Hun Choe, Charles J. Hanley, Martha Mendoza and Randy Herschaft, Investigative Reporting, for “The Bridge at No Gun Ri,” a package of stories reporting the mass killings of South Korean civilians by American troops at the start of the Korean War.
1999 J. Scott Applewhite, Roberto Borea, Khue Bui, Robert F. Bukaty, Ruth Fremson, Greg Gibson, Ron Heflin, Charles Krupa, Wilfredo Lee, Dan Loh, Joe Marquette, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Doug Mills, Stephan Savoia and Susan Walsh, Feature Photography, for a series of pictures of the events surrounding President Clinton's impeachment.
1999 Sayyid Azim, Jean-Marc Bouju, Dave Caulkin, Brennan Linsley, John McConnico and Khalil Senosi, Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures after the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
1997 Alexander Zemlianichenko, Feature Photography, for his photo of Russian President Boris Yeltsin dancing at a rock concert in Rostov before elections.
1996 Charles Porter IV, Spot News Photography, for his photo of a fireman cradling an infant victim of the Oklahoma City bombing.
1995 Mark Fritz, International Reporting, for reports on the ethnic violence in Rwanda.
1995 Javier Bauluz, Jean-Marc Bouju, Jacqueline Arzt Larma and Karsten Thielker, Feature Photography, for photos of the ethnic violence in Rwanda.
1993 J. Scott Applewhite, Richard Drew, Greg Gibson, David Longstreath, Doug Mills, Marcia Nighswander, Amy Sancetta, Stephan Savoia, Reed Saxon and Lynne Sladky, Feature Photography, for a series of pictures from the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign.
1992 Olga Shalygin, Liu Heung Shing, Czarek Sokolowski, Boris Yurchenko and Alexander Zemlianichenko, Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures on the attempted coup in the Soviet Union and the collapse of the Communist regime.
1991 Greg Marinovich, Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures showing the brutal killing of a man believed to be a Zulu Inkatha supporter in South Africa.
1983 Bill Foley, Spot news Photography, for a series of pictures of victims and survivors of the massacre of Palestinians in a refugee camp in Beirut.
1982 Saul Pett, Feature Writing, for a series of stories on the bureaucracy of the federal government.
1982 Ron Edmonds, Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures showing the attempted assassination of President Reagan.
1978 J. Ross Baughman, Feature Photography, for a series of pictures showing white Rhodesian soldiers beating and torturing black nationalist guerrillas.
1977 Neal Ulevich, Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures showing bloody fighting between police and left-wing students in Bangkok, Thailand.
1977 Walter R. Mears, National Reporting, for reports on the 1976 presidential campaign and election.
1974 Anthony K. Roberts, Spot News Photography, for his picture sequence made during an alleged kidnapping attempt in Hollywood.
1974 Slava (Sal) Veder, Feature Photography, for a picture of a U.S. Air Force officer being greeted by his family after being held a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
1973 Huynh Cong (Nick) Ut, Spot News Photography, for a picture of a Vietnamese girl fleeing in terror after a napalm attack.
1972 Horst Faas and Michel Laurent, Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures of tortures and executions in Bangladesh.
1970 Steve Starr, Spot News Photography, for a picture of armed black students emerging after their 36-hour occupation of a Cornell University building.
1969 Edward (Eddie) Adams, Spot News Photography, for a picture of Vietnamese Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner on a Saigon street.
1967 Jack Thornell, Photography, for a picture of James Meredith falling after being hit by a shotgun blast near Hernando, Miss.
1966 Peter Arnett, International Reporting, for war reports from Vietnam.
1965 Horst Faas, Photography, for photos from Vietnam.
1964 Malcolm Browne, International Reporting, for war reports from Vietnam, including the overthrow of the Diem regime.
1962 Paul Vathis, Photography, for a picture of President Kennedy and former President Eisenhower walking at Camp David following an unsuccessful 1961 Cuban invasion.
1961 Lynn Heinzerling, International Reporting, for reports on the early stages of the Congo crisis and analysis of other African events.
1958 Relman Morin, National Reporting, for reports on school desegregation rioting at Little Rock.
1954 Mrs. Walter M. Schau, Photography, for a photo of a thrilling rescue in Redding, Calif.
1953 Don Whitehead, National Reporting, for a story on President-elect Eisenhower's secret trips to Korea.
1952 John Hightower, International Reporting, for reporting of international affairs.
1951 Max Desfor, Photography, for a picture of Korean War refugees in flight over ruins of a Taedong River bridge.
1951 Relman Morin and Don Whitehead, International Reporting, for war reports from Korea.
1947 Eddy Gilmore, Telegraphic Reporting (International), for news reports from Russia, especially an interview with Joseph Stalin.
1947 Arnold Hardy, Photography, for his photo of a girl leaping to death in a hotel fire.
1945 Hal Boyle, Correspondence, for columns and stories from the North African and European war theaters.
1945 Joe Rosenthal, Photography, for a picture of Marines raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima.
1944 Frank Filan, Photography, for a photo of a destroyed Japanese bunker on the central Pacific atoll of Tarawa.
1944 Daniel De Luce, Telegraphic Reporting (International), for stories on the partisan resistance against the Nazis in Yugoslavia.
1943 Frank Noel, Photography, for a photo of a survivor of a torpedoed ship begging for water from his lifeboat.
1942 Larry Allen, Telegraphic Reporting (International), for stories on the activities of the British Mediterranean Fleet and on the bombing of the British aircraft carrier Illustrious.
1939 Louis Lochner, Correspondence, for news reports from Nazi Germany.
1937 Howard Blakeslee and four other science writers for reporting on the Harvard Tercentenary Celebration.
1933 Francis Jamieson, Reporting, for coverage of news of the kidnapping of the infant son of Charles Lindbergh.
1922 Kirke L. Simpson, Reporting, for a series of stories on the burial of "The Unknown Soldier."
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