NYT and New Yorker win joint Pulitzer for Weinstein exposé

From BBC - April 16, 2018

The New York Times and New Yorker magazine have won a joint Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood.

The reports brought down film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape (he says all sexual encounters were consensual).

The investigations sparked the #MeToo movement, a broad pushback against sexual harassment in many industries.

Pulitzers are the most prestigious honour in American journalism.

The Pulitzer Prize Board also awards prizes in other literary and artistic categories. This year, rapper Kendrick Lamar becomes the first non-classical or jazz artist to be given the prize for music.

The Washington Post won the investigative reporting prize for revealing decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama.

The Republican former judge denied the accusations, but they factored heavily in the special election that the Democratic candidate Doug Jones went on to win.

The New York Times also shared a second prize with The Washington Post for coverage of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

The biggest prize winners revealed on Monday reflected a recent reckoning in the US- and beyond - over the treatment of women by powerful men in the highest ranks of showbusiness, politics, technology and media.


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