The New York Times newspaper has won four Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, including a story that exposed corruption in high levels of China's government.
The newspaper also won prizes for reporting on the business practices of Apple and Wal-Mart and an avalanche in Washington state.
The Denver Post won in the breaking news category for its coverage of the mass shooting in a movie theater last year in Aurora, Colorado.
In addition to 14 journalism categories, Pulitzer Prizes are also given in seven arts categories.
The fiction prize went to a novel set in North Korea, Adam Johnson's "The Orphan Master's Son."
The novel was one of several works with Asian themes to win Pulitzers in the arts categories. The drama prize went to Ayad Akhtar's "Disgraced," about a successful Pakistani-American lawyer and the history prize went to Fredrik Logevall's "Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam."
Caroline Shaw won the music award, for her a cappella work "Partita for 8 Voices."
Prizes were also awarded in the categories of biography, poetry and general non-fiction.
Pulitzer Prizes, named for newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, have been awarded annually since 1917. The prizes are awarded by New York's Columbia University and each winner receives $10,000.