The most prestigious award for journalism in the United States, the Pulitzer Prize, went this year to reporters who covered leaked documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. This award signals official recognition of the social good that grew out of Snowden's leaks.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, after beating out Jonathan Franzen's Freedom for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle prize earlier this month.
Mark Fiore made a little online history this week by being the first web-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize. His editorial cartoons, though, were rejected from the App Store for violating Apple's anti-satire provisions. That's a dangerous precedent. UPDATED: