We Have A Famous Award Or Something: Announcing The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners
Written by Thomas Saenz
Today marks the announcement of the winners of the 102nd Pulitzer Prize awards, an event held by Columbia University each year to honor excellence in the field of journalism. The announcement, held today at 3PM, occurred in the only suitable place for such an event – Pulitzer Hall.
The notable winners of this group include Kendrick Lamar with DAMN, the first non-classical or jazz album to receive the award, The Press-Democrat for reporting on the wildfires that ravaged Northern California, Ryan Kelly for his photography of the white supremacy protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the New York Times for their coverage of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case.
Below are all of the winners from each category:
- Public Service: The New York Times and The New Yorker
- Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The Press-Democrat, Santa Rosa, California
- Investigative Reporting: Staff of The Washington Post
- Explanatory Reporting: Staff 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 Kaazdi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ
- Commentary: John Archibald of Alabama Media Group, Birmingham, Al.
- Criticism: Jerry Saltz 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 Farms: 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)
- General 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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