The Times won the prize for breaking news reporting, for its coverage of the swift disintegration of Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s political career, less than a year and a half after he was elected governor of New York in a landslide.
The Times’s coverage of the war and political struggle in Afghanistan and Pakistan won the prize for international reporting. And a detailed examination by David Barstow of conflicts of interest among the military analysts who help television networks cover the wars in Asia won the Pulitzer for investigative reporting. It was Mr. Barstow’s second Pulitzer.
Holland Cotter of The Times won the prize for criticism, for his coverage of art that spanned continents and millenia. And Damon Winter won for feature photography, for his images of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.