The New York Times receives 3 Pulitzers

In the blog entry, Berehulak thanked Filipino colleagues, among them Dondi Tawatao, Noel Celis, Raffy Lerma, Carlo Gabuco and Patricia Evangelista, saying: "If it wasn't for their strength and their resilience, the work that I did wouldn't have been possible".

"The way we looked at it was that if we were not doing our jobs, someone looking at history books in 15 years would only have the one-sided reporting from the government".

The hard-hitting reporting resulted in sweeping reforms in the way the city's police handles nuisance cases. This year, there were 21 categories in journalism, the arts and letters.

During the United States election campaign past year, the reporter investigated the President's philanthropic works over his business career, revealing that Mr Trump had made his fundraising seem more impressive than it actually was.

The New York Daily News and website ProPublica won the Pulitzer for public service for its joint series on the New York Police Department's widespread abuse of a decades-old law to force people from their homes and businesses over alleged illegal activity.

The prize for explanatory reporting went to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and Miami Herald, a group of hundreds of journalists who have probed the leaked "Panama Papers" and uncovered money-stashing practices in offshore tax havens by politicians and others.

Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy wouldn't confirm it had any advance word that it had won any Pulitzers.

Eric Eyre of The Charleston Gazette-Mail won the investigative reporting prize for writing about the scourge of opiate painkillers in poor parts of West Virginia.

Her stories also were finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards and the American Society of News Editors Award.

They also come in the face of a combative stance from President Trump, who has called the news media "the enemy of the American people".

Washington Post editor Martin Baron, left, joins the paper's staff in congratulating David Fahrenthold, center, upon learning that he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

For persistent reporting that created a model for transparent journalism in political campaign coverage while casting doubt on Donald Trump's assertions of generosity toward charities.

Fahrenthold found that Trump's charitable giving had not always matched his public statements.

Commentary: Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal.

The New York Times story on the Philippines' war on drugs won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

The Times stories revealed that Putin strives to influence world affairs and project Russian power using "techniques" ranging from "assassination to online harassment and the planting of incriminating evidence on opponents", the Pulitzer judges said.

  • Salvatore Jensen