Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN.'-and the internet is thrilled

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN.'-and the internet is thrilled

According to the New York Times, David Hajdu, one of the music jurors this year, said that the group considered more than 100 compositions, including "some pieces of classical music that drew upon hip-hop as a resource".

For explosive reporting that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed #MeToo on the issue of sexual harassment. The Pulitzer Prizes recognize the best journalism of 2017 in newspapers, magazines and websites.

"By revealing secret settlements, persuading victims to speak and bringing powerful men to account, we spurred a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse that only seems to be growing", Dean Baquet, executive editor of The NY Times, told hundreds of journalists who had gathered in the daily's Manhattan newsroom on Monday for the Pulitzer announcements.

Terrence Henderson, the head of Top Dawg Entertainment, also responded to his artist's big win through Twitter, writing, "Pulitzer Prize victor Kdot from Compton".

Their reports encouraged victims of similar conduct around the world to come forward on social media under the hashtag "MeToo".

Kendrick Lamar's win is an evolution in the appreciation of rap music.

Investigative Reporting: The staff of The Washington Post.

Moore's opponent Doug Jones won the special election in December 2017, becoming Alabama's first Democratic Senator in 25 years and dealing a humiliating blow to President Donald Trump's administration.

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In other categories, the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network won the explanatory reporting prize for a multi-format look at the challenges and consequences of building the Mexican border wall that was a centerpiece of Trump's campaign.

The Cincinnati Enquirer for stories on the city's heroin epidemic.

The global reporting prize went to Reuters for its coverage of the Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, which has seen thousands killed. More than four dozen reporters and photographers dove into the drug's toll over one week. "For an emotionally powerful series told in graphic narrative form that chronicled the daily struggles of a real-life family of refugees and its fear of deportation".

Jerry Saltz of NY magazine for his work on visual art in America.

The prize for breaking news photography went to Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress for a chilling image that captured the moment of impact by a vehicle at a racially-charged protest in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead last August.

Reuters for its photographs that showed the violence experienced by the Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar.

Poet Frank Bidart won the award for his collection Half-Light and the nonfiction award went to James Forman Jr for Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

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