N.Y. Times, New Yorker share Pulitzer for We­in­stein scan­dal

Orlando Sentinel - - NATION & WORLD - By Jennifer Peltz

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.

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