New York Times, New Yorker awarded for Weinstein scandal
NEWYORK » 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 in the workplace.
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.
The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, California, received the breaking news reporting award for coverage of the wildfires that swept through California last fall.
The Washington Post also won the investigative reporting prize for revealing decades- old allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama.
Rap star Kendrick Lamar was awarded the Pulitzer for music, becoming the first nonclassical or nonjazz artist to win the prize.