It's the latest excellent decision made the Pulitzer folks, following such nods as awarding The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa this year's prize for breaking news reporting award for its Wine Country fire coverage and the same award in 2017 for the Ghost Ship fire coverage to the East Bay Times.
The prestigious prize was awarded to the Times team led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and New Yorker contributor Ronan Farrow, for reports that ruined the career of the Hollywood mogul and sparked an avalanche of accusations against other powerful men.More news: Woolworths turning customers away following IT outage
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Ryan Kelly captured the photo on his last day of worked for The Daily Progress last August. The auto killed one of the counter-demonstrators, Heather Heyer.More news: Trump lawyers fight to keep seized Cohen files out of investigators' hands
John Archibald of the Alabama Media Group was awarded journalism's highest honor for commentary on Monday. He has apologized for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past" but denied any non-consensual sexual contact.
The local reporting award went to The Cincinnati Enquirer for what the judges called "a riveting and insightful" narrative and video about the heroin epidemic in the area. And the #MeToo hashtag quickly became rallying cry for people to speak out about their own experiences of sexual harassment and assault.
Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy said during Monday's announcement that Kelly captured a "chilling image that reflected the photographer's reflexes and concentration". It was the 102nd year of the prizes; newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who died in 1911, left money for the establishment of Columbia University School of Journalism and prizes in journalism, literature and the arts. There are 14 categories for reporting, photography, criticism and commentary.More news: Trump Slams Comey, He "Committed Many Crimes!"
Freelance writer Jake Halpern and freelance cartoonist Michael Sloan were awarded the editorial cartooning prize for a graphic narrative in The New York Times about a family of refugees fearing deportation. The victor receives a $15,000 prize.