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2018 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

Apr 17, 2018 10:19 IST
‘The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed sexual predators including Harvey Weinstein

The winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 16, 2018 at Columbia University in New York City.

This year, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service was shared by ‘The New York Times’ for reporting led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; and ‘The New Yorker’ for reporting by Ronan Farrow.

Both the newspapers exposed the powerful and wealthy sexual predators including one of the Hollywood’s most influential producers Harvey Weinstein. Their revelations inspired the global #MeToo movement that led to talks about gender and power dynamics in the workplace.

Moreover, this year, Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize in two categories- one is ‘International Reporting’ for coverage of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and other in the ‘Feature Photography’ category for coverage of the Rohingya crisis.

 

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Here is the list of 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism Category:

Category

Winners

Work

Public Service

The New York Times for reporting by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and The New Yorker for reporting by Ronan Farrow

Exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein

Breaking News Reporting

Staff of The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California

For coverage of historic wildfires that devastated Santa Rosa and Sonoma County

Investigative Reporting

 

Staff of The Washington Post

 

For revealing a candidate’s alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls that changed the course of a Senate race in Alabama

Explanatory Reporting

 

Staffs of The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network

 

For reporting the difficulties and consequences of fulfilling President Trump's pledge to construct a wall along the US border with Mexico through text, video, podcasts and virtual reality.

Local Reporting

 

Staff of The Cincinnati Enquirer

 

For a story and a video that documented seven days of Cincinnati's drug epidemic that ruined families and communities.

National Reporting

 

Staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post

 

For a reporting that deepened the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign

International Reporting

 

Reuters staff - Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato

 

For exposing brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Feature Writing

 

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ

 

For portrayal of murderer Dylann Roof who killed nine people inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

Commentary

 

John Archibald of Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

 

For a commentary rooted in Alabama that exposed corrupt politicians, championing the rights of women and calling out hypocrisy.

Criticism

 

Jerry Saltz of New York magazine

 

For conveying a daring perspective on visual art in America

Editorial Writing

 

Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register

 

For examining the harmful consequences for poor Iowa residents of privatising the administration of Medicaid.

Editorial Cartooning

 

Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist at The New York Times

 

For accounting the daily struggles of a real-life family of refugees and its fear of exile

Breaking News Photography

 

Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress, Charlottesville

 

For a frightening image that captured the moment of impact of a car attack during a racially charged protest in Charlottesville

Feature Photography

 

Photography Staff of Reuters

 

For photographs that exposed violence faced by Rohingya refugees in fleeing Myanmar.

 Rohingya crises covered by Reuters

 

 

 

List of 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners in Arts Category:

Category

Winning works

Artists

Fiction

 

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

Drama

Cost of Living

Martyna Majok

History

The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea

Jack E. Davis

Biography

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

Poetry

 

Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

Frank Bidart

General Nonfiction

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Forman Jr.

Music

 

DAMN

Kendrick Lamar

The Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in 14 categories for reporting, photography, criticism and commentary and in the seven categories of arts including fiction, drama and music.

The first journalism prizes were awarded in the year 1917.

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