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Washington Post Wins 6 Pulitzers; 2 For NYT

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Update: The reports are confirmed. The Washington Post claimed six of the 14 journalism awards. Full winners list here, and journalism winners below (courtesy AP):

PUBLIC SERVICE: The Washington Post for exposing the mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital.

BREAKING NEWS REPORTING: The Washington Post Staff for its coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker of The New York Times for stories on toxic ingredients in medicine and other products imported from China.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: The Chicago Tribune Staff for exposing faulty regulation of toys, car seats and cribs.

EXPLANATORY REPORTING: Amy Harmon of The New York Times for her examination of the dilemmas and ethical issues that accompany DNA testing.

LOCAL REPORTING: David Umhoefer of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for stories on the skirting of tax laws to pad pensions of county employees.

NATIONAL REPORTING: Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post for their exploration of Vice President Dick Cheney's influence on national policy.

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING: Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post for his series on private security contractors in Iraq that operate outside most of the laws governing American forces.

FEATURE WRITING: Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post for chronicling the violinist Joshua Bell as he played beautiful music in a subway station filled with unheeding commuters.

COMMENTARY: Steve Pearlstein of The Washington Post for columns exploring the nation's complex economic ills.

CRITICISM: Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe for his command of the visual arts, from film and photography to painting.

EDITORIAL WRITING: No Award

EDITORIAL CARTOONING: Michael Ramirez of Investor's Business Daily for what the judges called his "provocative cartoons."

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY: Adrees Latif of Reuters for his photograph of a Japanese videographer, sprawled on the pavement, fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar.

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: Preston Gannaway of the Concord Monitor for her chronicle of a family coping with a parent's terminal illness.

Original Post: The Pulitzer prizes will be announced within hours, but various online reports indicate that it will be a very good day for the Washington Post.

Radar's Charles Kaiser and Neel Shah report that the Washington Post will take home six Pulitzers, including a prize for Steve Fainaru's articles about Blackwater in Iraq. They also report that the New York Times will receive two awards.

The New York Observer's John Koblin reports that staffers at the Post are sending similar messages:

"It's a pretty amazing atmosphere over here right now," said one reporter. "The big editors are roaming around with big smiles."

"Pretty fucking sweet for the post on the pulitzers," wrote another source, via IM.