- Pulitzer breaking news photography winner captured tragic crash at Charlottesville white nationalist rally
- New York Times, New Yorker win the Pulitzer Prize for Harvey Weinstein expose that sparked #MeToo watershed
- Kendrick Lamar becomes the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music
The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts were announced Monday at New York's Columbia University. The Pulitzer Prizes recognize the best journalism of 2017 in newspapers, magazines and websites. There are 14 categories for reporting, photography, criticism and commentary. In the arts, prizes are awarded in seven categories, including fiction, drama and music.
The first journalism prizes were awarded in 1917, including one to the New York Tribune for an editorial on the first anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.
That year, two daughters of abolitionist Julia Ward Howe won for a biography of their mother — at a time when women couldn't vote and the literary world was dominated by men.
This is the 102nd year of the contest, established by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
Winners of the public service award receive a gold medal; the other awards carry a prize of $15,000 each.
Here is the full list of winners:
Public Service: The New York Times, for reporting led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and The New Yorker, for reporting by Ronan Farrow
For explosive reporting that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed #MeToo on the issue of sexual harassment.
Investigative Reporting: Staff of The Washington Post
For exposing decades-old allegations of sexual harassment of teenage girls against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. The Republican former judge, endorsed by President Donald Trump a week before the election, denied the accusations, but affected his chances in the special election that Democrat Doug Jones went on to win, becoming the first Democrat since 1992 to get a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama.
National Reporting: Staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post
For their extensive coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign. The investigation led to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian efforts to tip the election in Trump's favour.
Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California
For coverage of the wildfires that swept through California's wine country last fall using photography, video and social media platforms.
Explanatory Reporting: Staffs of The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network
For in-depth reporting on President Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, using video, podcasts and virtual reality.
Local Reporting: The Cincinnati Enquirer Staff
For a text-cum-video narrative documenting seven days of greater Cincinnati's heroin epidemic.
International Reporting: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters
For reporting on Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal crackdown on drugs. Police say they have killed nearly 4,100 drug suspects as part of the campaign, while rights groups claim the toll is around three times the numbers given by authorities.
Feature Writing: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ
For an 'intimate portrait' of murderer Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who shot dead 9 people in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.
Commentary: John Archibald of Alabama Media Group, Birmingham, Alabama
For 'lyrical and courageous commentary' on Alabama's politics, particularly the special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, after the former's sexual misconduct allegations were brought to light.
Criticism, Editorial Writing, Editorial Cartooning
Jerry Saltz of New York magazine won the Pulitzer for criticism
Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register won the Pulitzer for editorial writing.
The Pulitzer for Editorial cartooning was awarded to Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, The New York Times
Music: DAMN., by Kendrick Lamar
The 30-year-old made history when he won the prize for "DAMN.," his raw and powerful Grammy-winning rap album, described by the Board as "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life." He will win $15,000. The win marked a sharp departure from the classical and jazz works the body have consistently favoured.
Breaking News Photography: Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia
He captured the moment a car struck several people protesting against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on his last day of work for a Virginia newspaper. The Board called it "a chilling image that reflected the photographer’s reflexes and concentration."
Feature Photography: Photography Staff of Reuters
For photographs depicting the violence inflicted on the Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar.
Fiction, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, General non-fiction
Less, by Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: A tale about the comic adventures of a middle-aged novelist, widely praised as poignant and funny and was ranked among the year's best by The Washington Post, which called it an "elegantly" told story of a man who "loses everything: his lover, his suitcase, his beard, his dignity.
Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis won the Pulitzer Prize for History
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction