Three journalists from The New York Times and The New Yorker are in for the revelations of the movie’s sexual assaults Harvey Weinstein have been awarded: they won the prestigious Pulitzer prize in the king category “service to the public”.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey as well as Ronan Farrow started the #metoo movement in their reports in October 2017, in which victims of sexual assault have since spoken. The movement has spread in recent months to other industries and other countries.
The three journalists revealed “sex offenders, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers,” with “explosive, effective journalism,” said Dana Canedy on behalf of the jury at Columbia University in New York. The report has held those responsible responsible for “long-suppressed allegations of coercion, violence and enforced silence on victims”. The consequence was a “worldwide settlement with the sexual abuse of women” been.
He was grateful for “every brave source” and the support of the “New Yorker”, as others wanted to “bury” the story, tweeted Farrow shortly after the announcement of the award winners.
Revelations about contacts between Trump and Russian authorities
In the other of the 14 journalistic categories, large, but also less well-known US media were awarded. The “New York Times” also received another Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Along with the Washington Post, the newspaper was honored for reporting on possible Russian influence during the US election campaign.
The two papers revealed in several articles, what contacts between US President Donald Trump and the Russian authorities during the US election campaign. The reporting also influenced the investigations of the Special Investigator Robert Mueller ,
The surprise: Award for rapper Kendrick Lamar
The rapper Kendrick Lamar, 30, received a Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 released album “Damn”. The jury called it a “virtuoso song collection, united by its colloquial authenticity and rhythmic dynamics.”. It offers “haunting snapshots that capture the complexity of modern Afro-American life”. Lamar is the first rapper to receive the award, and the first musician not from classical music or jazz. Born in California in 1987, Lamar is considered one of the most successful rappers. He has also won several Grammys. “Damn” is his fourth studio album.
Also the reports on the planned wall on the US border with Mexico (“Arizona Republic”), the heroin epidemic in Ohio (“Cincinnati Enquirer”) and Dylan Roof, who shot nine African Americans in a church in Charleston (“GQ “), were awarded.
Reuters went on to win the category International Reporting: The news agency had revealed links between Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte and the police’s death squads. Reuters also received a photo coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar.
The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded since 1917 and is considered the highest award in the media industry. There are 21 sections, including drama, music, poetry and fiction. 14 sections concern journalistic work. The awards are named after the Hungarian-American newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), who once founded the awards.