Compton Native Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer in Music

Brenda Watkins
April 17, 2018

Ronan Farrow wrote his Weinstein story for The New Yorker, which exposed Weinstein and that he has faced allegations of sexual harassment and assault for decades.

The Pulitzers, administered by Columbia University, are annual awards for newspaper, magazine and digital news coverage.

The Alabama Media Group received the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for columns about Civil War monuments in the state. After Heyer's death, Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides" of the white nationalist rally.

Working for The Daily Progress, Ryan Kelly captured the moment a vehicle struck several people last August. Then the Pulitzer board meets in secret to determine the winners.

Kelly says he is "shocked and amazed".

Mr Farrow, 30, is the son of actress Mia Farrow and film director Woody Allen, and something of a prodigy who has previously fronted his own television show, worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan for late U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke, and formerly advised then Hillary Clinton on global youth issues when she was secretary of state.

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The drama prize went to Martyna Majok for "Cost of Living", Carolyn Fraser's work on author Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Prairie Fires", won for biography.

Nonfiction: "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America", by James Forman Jr. Half-Light, a collection of poetry by Frank Bidart, also won. Fun fact: It has been 102 years since the inception of these awards and this will be the first time when a non-classical or jazz work hasn't won the award for music. The Pulitzer jury's recognition of DAMN. represents a turning point for the prize, similar to when Wynton Marsalis became the first artist to win for a jazz composition, with 1997's Blood on the Fields. In addition to topping many year-end best lists (including ours), DAMN. was awarded five Grammys, though it lost out on album of the year to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic.

Those defeats were taken not only as losses for Lamar himself, but also for the hip-hop community at large.

Press Democrat reporter Randi Rossmann, left, celebrates the Pulitzer Prize announcement Monday with Catherine Barnett, the paper's top editor. The ties fueled Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into alleged Russian attempts to influence the presidential election. The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network shared the prize for their investigation of the practicalities of the president's proposed border wall.

After articles by The Times's Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt, O'Reilly was ousted by Fox News a year ago.

In the global reporting category, three Reuters reporters were honored for their coverage of the Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal crackdown on the drug trade. He has denied any sexual misconduct. Authorities have since renewed a criminal investigation of Weinstein.

The 17-member Pulitzer board is made up of past winners and other distinguished journalists and academics.

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