Eli Saslow of The Washington Post for "his unsettling and nuanced reporting on the prevalence of food stamps in post-recession America, forcing readers to grapple with issues of poverty and dependency."
Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of Tampa Bay Times for "their relentless investigation into the squalid conditions that marked housing for the city’s substantial homeless population, leading to swift reforms."
David Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO for "expanding the examination of how wounded combat veterans are mistreated."
Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters for "their courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human-trafficking networks."
Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press for "his columns on the financial crisis facing his hometown."
Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer for "her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise."
Editorial Staff of The Oregonian, Portland for "its lucid editorials that explain the urgent but complex issue of rising pension costs, notably engaging readers and driving home the link between necessary solutions and their impact on everyday lives
Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer "for his thought provoking cartoons drawn with a sharp wit and bold artistic style."
Breaking News Photography
Tyler Hicks of The New York Times for "his compelling pictures that showed skill and bravery in documenting the unfolding terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya."
Josh Haner of The New York Times for "his moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim who lost most of both legs and now is painfully rebuilding his life."
Letters, Drama, and Music
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
The Flick by Annie Baker
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)
Biography or Autobiography
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books)
Become Ocean by John Luther Adams (Taiga Press/Theodore Front Musical Literature)
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