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Times wins Pulitzers for feature writing, criticism
Times wins Pulitzers for feature writing, criticism

The Los Angeles Times won two Pulitzer Prizes, American journalism's top honor, for its coverage of California's drought and for cultural criticism, Columbia University announced Monday. Staff writer Diana Marcum won the 2015 feature writing prize for her searing portraits of farmers, fieldworkers and other Californians in drought-stricken towns in the Central Valley. Mary McNamara, The Times' television critic and senior culture editor, won the prize for criticism. Times Editor Davan Maharaj said the honors spoke to his staff's resiliency and commitment to excellence in the face of sweeping and often jarring changes in the news industry. "These prizes are...

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