N.Y. Times, New Yorker share Pulitzer for Weinstein scandal
NEW YORK — The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo movement and set off a worldwide reckoning over sexual misconduct.
The Times and The Washington Post took the award in the national reporting category for their coverage of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials.
The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, Calif., received the breaking news reporting award for coverage of the wildfires in California wine country.
The Washington Post also won the investigative reporting prize for revealing decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama.
One of the biggest surprises of the day came in the non-journalism categories when rap star Kendrick Lamar was awarded the Pulitzer for music, becoming the first non-classical or non-jazz artist to win the prize.
The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network won the explanatory reporting prize for a multiformat look at the challenges and consequences of building the Mexican border wall. The local reporting award went to The Cincinnati Enquirer for a narrative and video on the heroin epidemic in the area.
Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters won the international reporting award for their coverage of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drugs, and the news agency’s photographers received the feature photography prize.
The breaking news photography award went to Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va., who captured the moment a car plowed into counter-protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, a freelance writer for GQ magazine, took the feature writing award for a profile of mass killer Dylann Roof.
The commentary award went to John Archibald of Alabama Media Group. Art critic Jerry Saltz of New York magazine won the criticism award.
Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register won the editorial writing prize.
Freelance writer Jake Halpern and freelance cartoonist Michael Sloan were awarded the editorial cartooning prize.