Finalists have been announced since 1980. Full texts, photographs and cartoons are available for Journalism winners from 1995–2015 only.


1967 Jack R. Thornell of Associated Press, New Orleans bureau

For his picture of the shooting of James Meredith in Mississippi by a roadside rifleman.

1966 Kyoichi Sawada of United Press International

For his combat photography of the war in Vietnam during 1965.

1965 Horst Faas of Associated Press

For his combat photography of the war in South Viet Nam during 1964.

1964 Robert H. Jackson of Dallas Times-Herald

For his photograph of the murder of Lee Oswald by Jack Ruby.

1963 Hector Rondon of La Republica, Caracas, Venezuela

For his remarkable picture of a priest holding a wounded soldier in the 1962 Venezuelan insurrection: "Aid From The Padre." The photograph was distributed by the Associated Press.

1962 Paul Vathis of Associated Press, Harrisburg, PA, bureau

For the photograph, "Serious Steps," published April 22, 1961.

1961 Yasushi Nagao of Mainichi, Tokyo

For his photograph, "Tokyo Stabbing," distributed by United Press International and widely printed in American newspapers.

1960 Andrew Lopez of United Press International

For his series of four photographs of a corporal, formerly of Dictator Batista's army, who was executed by a Castro firing squad, the principal picture showing the condemned man receiving last rites.

1959 William Seaman of Minneapolis Star

For his dramatic photograph of the sudden death of a child in the street.

1958 William C. Beall of Washington (DC) Daily News

For his photograph "Faith and Confidence," showing a policeman patiently reasoning with two-year-old boy trying to cross a street during a parade.

1957 Harry A. Trask of Boston Traveler

For his dramatic and outstanding photographic sequence of the sinking of the liner Andrea Doria, the pictures being taken from an airplane flying at a height of 75 feet only nine minutes before the ship plunged to the bottom. (The second picture in the sequence is cited as the key photograph.)

1956 Staff of New York Daily News

For its consistently excellent news picture coverage in 1955, an outstanding example of which is its photo, "Bomber Crashes in Street."

1955 John L. Gaunt of Los Angeles Times

For a photo that is poignant and profoundly moving, entitled, "Tragedy by the Sea," showing a young couple standing together beside an angry sea in which only a few minutes earlier their year-old son had perished.

1954 Mrs. Walter M. Schau, an amateur from San Anselmo, CA

For snapping a thrilling rescue at Redding, Calif., the picture being published in The Akron (OH) Beacon Journal and other newspapers and nationally distributed by the AP.

1953 William M. Gallagher of Flint (MI) Journal

For a photo of ex-Governor Adlai E. Stevenson with a hole in his shoe taken during the 1952 Presidential campaign.

1952 John Robinson and Don Ultang of Des Moines Register and Tribune

For their sequence of 6 pictures of the Drake-Oklahoma A & M football game of October 20, 1951, in which player Johnny Bright's jaw was broken.

1951 Max Desfor of Associated Press

For his photographic coverage of the Korean War, an outstanding example of which is, "Flight of Refugees Across Wrecked Bridge in Korea."

1950 Bill Crouch of Oakland (CA) Tribune

For his picture, "Near Collision at Air Show."

1949 Nathaniel Fein of New York Herald-Tribune

For his photo, "Babe Ruth Bows Out."

1948 Frank Cushing of Boston Traveler

For his photo, "Boy Gunman and Hostage."

1947 Arnold Hardy, amateur photographer of Atlanta, GA

For his photo of a woman falling from a burning hotel, distributed by the AP.

1946 (No Award)
1945 Joe Rosenthal of Associated Press

For his photograph of the Marines planting the American flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.

1944 Earle L. Bunker of The World-Herald, Omaha, NE

For his photo entitled, "Homecoming."

1944 Frank Filan of Associated Press

For his photo entitled, "Tarawa Island," serviced by the AP.

1943 Frank Noel of Associated Press

For his photo entitled, "Water!" serviced by the AP.

1942 Milton Brooks of The Detroit News

For his photo entitled, "Ford Strikers Riot."