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A grand night for journalism

, by Lauren Easton

Journalists, playwrights, composers and literary talents gathered at Columbia University on Thursday night to celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize.

From left, AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll and reporters Robin McDowell, Margie Mason, Esther Htusan and Martha Mendoza at the Pulitzer Prize awards centennial dinner in New York, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

At the centennial awards dinner, AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll and the reporters who exposed slavery in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan, accepted the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

AP’s international investigation freed more than 2,000 slaves and traced the seafood they caught to supermarkets and pet food providers across the U.S.

The Pulitzer for Public Service was awarded to AP for reporting that “brought perpetrators to justice and inspired reforms.”

The award was announced in April. This is AP’s 52nd Pulitzer Prize.

The complete list of winners and their work is available here.