Winners of 100th-annual Pulitzer Prizes to be announced


NEW YORK (AP) — The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, letters, drama and music are set to be announced in New York City.

The year marks the 100th year of the contest. The prizes are set to be announced Monday afternoon at Columbia University.

The Pulitzer Prizes will recognize the best journalism of 2015 in newspapers, magazines and web sites. There are 14 categories for reporting, photography, criticism and commentary.

In the arts, prizes are awarded in seven categories, including fiction, drama and music.

The very first Pulitzer Prize in reporting was given in 1917 to Herbert Bayard Swope of the New York World.

Swope reported from the German front lines during World War I.

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This story has been corrected to show that the first Pulitzer was awarded in 1917, not 1916.

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