Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured

"DAMN." is the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award, according to the associated press.

The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, California, received the breaking news reporting award for coverage of the wildfires that swept through California wine country last fall, killing 44 people and destroying thousands of homes.

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. The movie producer's attorneys have said he denies any non-consensual sexual contact with anyone.

Today's the day! The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced later today- April 10 at 3pm by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy.

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Seven Days of Heroin: This Is What An Epidemic Looks Like won the prize for local reporting.

Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters won the worldwide reporting award for their coverage of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on drugs, and the news agency's photographers received the feature photography prize for their images of the plight of Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar.

New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey detailed almost three decades of reports of women accusing Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and numerous settlements.

The winners are being revealed Monday afternoon at Columbia University.

"We are so proud of the work of the USA TODAY NETWORK's journalists and honored by the Pulitzer Board's recognition of their incredible feats of journalism in 2017", said Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president, USA TODAY NETWORK and publisher, USA TODAY. There are 14 categories for reporting, photography, criticism and commentary. That year, two daughters of abolitionist Julia Ward Howe won for a biography of their mother - at a time when women couldn't vote and the literary world was dominated by men.



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