The Pulitzer Board, in conferring the most prestigious honours in U.S. journalism and the arts on Monday, also honoured the Los Angeles Times for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the massacre by Islamist militants in San Bernardino, California.

This year's announcement at New York's Columbia University marked the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzers, which began in 1917 after a bequest from newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

Source: b'Associated Press journalists, as it is announced that the news service has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service | Source: PTI'
Source: b'Tampa Bay Times reporter Lisa Gartner gets a hug from photographer Dirk Shadd after their project "Failure Factories" | Source: PTI\xc2\xa0'


Source: b'An overcrowded inflatable boat with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos | Source: Reuters\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'A Syrian refugee holding a baby in a life tube swims towards the shore after their dinghy deflated some 100m away before reaching the Greek island of Lesbos | Source: Reuters\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'Migrants make their way on foot on the outskirts of Brezice, Slovenia | Source: Reuters\xc2\xa0'