‘New York Times’ Leads Pulitzers  As InsideClimate Wins First

New York — The New York Times led the Pulitzer Prizes with awards in four categories, including investigative reporting, while InsideClimate News won for the first time for its coverage of regulation of oil pipelines.

The New York Times, owned by New York Times Co., also was awarded for explanatory reporting, international reporting and feature writing. InsideClimate News, based in Brooklyn, was given the prize for national reporting.

The 97th annual Pulitzer Prizes for excellence in reporting and the arts were announced yesterday by Columbia University in New York.

Javier Manzano, a freelance photographer, won the prize for feature photography for an image of two Syrian rebel soldiers.

The Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., won in the public service category for its investigation of reckless speeding by police officers.

InsideClimate, a non-profit, online news organization, won for its reporting on the “flawed regulation” of the nation’s oil pipeline, according to the Pulitzer committee. This is the fourth time a digital-only news organization has won journalism’s most esteemed prize.

The investigative reporting award for The New York Times was for a probe into bribery by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Mexico.

A 19-member board of editors, publishers, writers and educators voted on the winners in 21 categories of journalism, letters, drama and music. Winners in all categories except public service receive $10,000. The public-service prize, awarded to a news organization, is a gold medal.

After a controversial decision not to award a fiction prize last year, the Pulitzer board gave this year’s prize to Adam Johnson for The Orphan Master’s Son.

Disgraced, a play by Ayad Akhtar, is about a Pakistani lawyer who passes as Indian and struggles with the Muslim elements of his identity.

Below is a table of 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Journalism Categories

Public Service Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for investigation of reckless speeding by off-duty police officers.

Breaking News Reporting Denver Post staff for its coverage of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Investigative Reporting David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of The New York Times for reports on how Wal-Mart used bribes to expand in Mexico.

Explanatory Reporting The New York Times staff for its reports on business practices by Apple and other technology companies and their role in the global economy’s changes.

Local Reporting Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, for reporting on an increase in infant deaths in day-care homes.

National Reporting Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News, Brooklyn, for reports on flawed regulation of U.S. oil pipelines.

International Reporting David Barboza of The New York Times for stories on Chinese government corruption.

Feature Writing John Branch of The New York Times for his work on skiers killed in an avalanche.

Commentary Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for columns on U.S. foreign policy and politics.

Criticism Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post for art criticism.

Editorial Writing Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla., for editorials to reverse a decision to end fluoridation of the county’s water supply.

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, a freelance photographer.

Letters, Drama And Music Category

Fiction The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson.

Drama Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar.

History Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall.

Biography The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss.

Poetry Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds.

General Non-Fiction Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King.

Music Partita for 8 Voices by Caroline Shaw.