New York Times, New Yorker Share Pulitzer for Sexual-Harassment Coverage
The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for public-service with the New Yorker for articles that uncovered allegations of sexual harassment by movie producer
and others, coverage that helped reset the national conversation about the treatment of women.
The Times was awarded a total of three Pulitzer Prizes, and the Reuters news agency won two.
Mr. Weinstein has denied allegations of nonconsensual sex.
Reuters’ awards included one for international reporting on a brutal campaign cracking down on drugs in the Philippines, and a second for feature photography looking at abuses against the Rohingya minority people in Myanmar.
The Times shared a national reporting prize with the Washington Post for coverage of Russia’s role in influencing the 2016 U.S. election and its connections with the campaign of President
The Times also won an award for editorial cartooning.
Moscow has denied interfering in the election and Mr. Trump says there was no collusion with Russia.
The Post also won for investigative journalism for detailing decades-old allegations of sexual predation against underage girls by
a Republican candidate for the Senate in Alabama. He has denied any sexual misconduct.
The Cincinnati Enquirer won for local reporting for a narrative and video series documenting seven days of the heroin epidemic in the city.
Freelancer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah was awarded the prize for feature writing for her piece in GQ on the white supremacist church shooter, Dylann Roof.
In fiction, the award was given to “Less,” by Andrew Sean Greer (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company). For music, the award was given to rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.,” marking the first time the award was given for something other than jazz or classical work.
Mr. Lamar’s win is a sign that America’s cultural institutions are starting to fully recognize hip-hop as an art form. This year’s Grammy Awards, for example, nodded to hip-hop’s clout in the diversity of its nominations. Yet Mr. Lamar’s widely praised album “DAMN.” lost the award for Album of the Year, the institution’s highest honor. In fact, Mr. Lamar has lost Album of the Year at the Grammys three times in a row, as has rapper Kanye West.
Here is the full list of winners:
Public service: the New York Times and the New Yorker
Breaking news reporting: Staff of the Press-Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Investigative reporting: Staff of the Washington Post
Explanatory reporting: Staffs of the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network
Local reporting: the Cincinnati Enquirer Staff
National reporting: Staffs of the New York Times and the Washington Post
International reporting: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters
Feature writing: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ
Commentary: John Archibald of Alabama Media Group, Birmingham, Ala.
of New York magazine
Editorial Writing: Andie Dominick of the Des Moines Register
Editorial cartooning: Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, the New York Times
Breaking news photography: Ryan Kelly of the Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va.
Feature photography: Photography Staff of Reuters
Letters, drama and music
Fiction: “Less”, by Andrew Sean Greer (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company)
Drama: “Cost of Living,” by Martyna Majok
History: “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” by Jack E. Davis (Liveright/W.W. Norton)
Biography: “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” by Caroline Fraser (Metropolitan Books)
Poetry: “Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016,” by Frank Bidart (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Nonfiction: “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” by James Forman Jr. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Music: “DAMN.,” by Kendrick Lamar
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Appeared in the April 17, 2018, print edition as ‘Sex-Harassment Coverage Gets Pulitzer.’
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