2018 Pulitzer Prize winners announced
April 17, 2018

The winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 16, 2018 at Columbia University in New York City. 

This year, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service was shared by ‘The New York Times’ for reporting led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; and ‘The New Yorker’ for reporting by Ronan Farrow. 

Both the newspapers exposed the powerful and wealthy sexual predators including one of the Hollywood’s most influential producers Harvey Weinstein. Their revelations inspired the global #MeToo movement that led to talks about gender and power dynamics in the workplace.

Moreover, this year, Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize in two categories- one is ‘International Reporting’ for coverage of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and other in the ‘Feature Photography’ category for coverage of the Rohingya crisis.

Here is the list of 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism Category:

Public Service
The New York Times for reporting by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and The New Yorker for reporting by Ronan Farrow
Exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California
For coverage of historic wildfires that devastated Santa Rosa and Sonoma County
Investigative Reporting

Staff of The Washington Post
For revealing a candidate’s alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls that changed the course of a Senate race in Alabama
Explanatory Reporting

Staffs of The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network
For reporting the difficulties and consequences of fulfilling President Trump's pledge to construct a wall along the US border with Mexico through text, video, podcasts and virtual reality.
Local Reporting

Staff of The Cincinnati Enquirer
For a story and a video that documented seven days of Cincinnati's drug epidemic that ruined families and communities.
National Reporting

Staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post
For a reporting that deepened the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign
International Reporting

Reuters staff - Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato
For exposing brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
Feature Writing

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ
For portrayal of murderer Dylann Roof who killed nine people inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

John Archibald of Alabama Media Group, Birmingham
For a commentary rooted in Alabama that exposed corrupt politicians, championing the rights of women and calling out hypocrisy.

Jerry Saltz of New York magazine
For conveying a daring perspective on visual art in America
Editorial Writing

Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register
For examining the harmful consequences for poor Iowa residents of privatising the administration of Medicaid.
Editorial Cartooning

Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist at The New York Times
For accounting the daily struggles of a real-life family of refugees and its fear of exile
Breaking News Photography

Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress, Charlottesville
For a frightening image that captured the moment of impact of a car attack during a racially charged protest in Charlottesville
Feature Photography

Photography Staff of Reuters
For photographs that exposed violence faced by Rohingya refugees in fleeing Myanmar.

 Rohingya crises covered by Reuters

List of 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners in Arts Category:

Winning works

Andrew Sean Greer
Cost of Living
Martyna Majok
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Jack E. Davis
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Caroline Fraser

Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016
Frank Bidart
General Nonfiction
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
James Forman Jr.

Kendrick Lamar

The Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in 14 categories for reporting, photography, criticism and commentary and in the seven categories of arts including fiction, drama and music.

The first journalism prizes were awarded in the year 1917.