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By Sunil Kumar

One of the best recognitions for the arts and journalism, the Pulitzer prize winners for this year, 2012:

Public Service: Winner: The Philadelphia Inquirer, for its exploration of pervasive violence in the city’s schools. The use of print narratives and videos to stir reforms. Other finalists: the Miami Herald, and the New York Times.

Breaking News: Winner:The Tuscaloosa in Alabama, for its coverage of a tornado even after a natural disaster had disrupted functioning. Also, finalists: the Arizona Republic, Phoenix and the Wisconsin State Journal, using a wide variety of social tools and journalistic media.

Investigative Reporting: Winner: The Associated Press for spotlighting the clandestine spying program that monitored life in different communities. Also, the Chicago Tribune for a state justice system.

Explanatory Reporting: Winner: New York Times, David David Kocieniewski,Understanding how America’s wealthiest citizens and corporations exploit loopholes etc. Finalist: Tom Frank of USA Today for understanding pensions for state and other employees, and misuse by state legislators of their powers. Hey, sort of similar thing worldwide, but the U.S. is richer. The Wall Street Journal for exploring misuse of personal information from people’s cellphones and computers.

A quick run-down of the other categories: Local, national and international reporting, feature writing, commentary, criticism, editorial writing, cartooning, photography, breaking news and feature photography,drama, history, biography, general non-fiction, music and poetry.

The Prize was instituted by Hungarian-American Joseph Pulitzer in 1917, and prizes are given in 21 categories. Every year, 103 judges are selected to serve on 20 seperate juries.

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