The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday by Columbia University. Some of the big winners of the 96th annual Pulitzer Prizes included Sara Ganim of the Harrisburg Patriot-News for her coverage of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and The Huffington Post winning its first pulitzer for national reporting.

Full results:

Public Service - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Breaking News Reporting - The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News staff

Investigative Reporting - Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press

and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times

Explanatory Reporting - David Kocieniewski of The New York Times

Local Reporting - Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News staff, Harrisburg, Pa.

National Reporting - David Wood of The Huffington Post

International Reporting - Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times

Feature Writing - Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle weekly

Commentary - Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune

Criticism -Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe

Editorial Writing - No award

Editorial Cartooning - Matt Wuerker of Politico

Breaking News Photography - Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse

Feature Photography - Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post

LETTERS, DRAMA and MUSIC

Fiction - No award

Drama - Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes

History - Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by the late Manning Marable (Viking)

Biography - George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)

Poetry - Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)

General Nonfiction - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company)

Music - Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts by Kevin Puts (Aperto Press)