The authors of the first articles on the harassment of Weinstein also became laureates.
In the United States , the Pulitzer Prize laureates were declared one of the most prestigious awards for special achievements in literature, journalism, theater and music.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar received an award for the album DAMN and thus became the first non-jazz or classical musician-laureate. He was noted for authenticity and rhythm, as well as for covering “the whole complexity of modern African-American life.”
The New York Times and The New Yorker received awards for publications about the scandal surrounding sexual harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The organizers of the award stressed that the materials actually led the perpetrators to “accountable”.
The NY Times and The Washington Post teams received Pulitzer for investigating possible Russian intervention in the presidential election and likely contacts of Russians with US officials during the Donald Trump campaign.
The winners were determined by the board of directors with the participation of journalists, professors and writers. The last time a Russian received the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 – then the photographer Sergey Ponomaryov became a laureate.
The best news photo was the work of Ryan Kelly for The Daily Progress from the protest action of nationalists on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville . In the shot came the moment when the rally participants were hit by a car.