The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were revealed on April 16 at Columbia University. Dana Canedy, the program’s new administrator and the first woman and African-American to hold the position, announced the 102nd class of winners in the 14 journalism categories and seven letters, drama and music categories to a packed audience. In journalism, 1,217 entries were submitted this year.
Last year, journalists broke stories of longtime abusers and helped launched the #MeToo Movement. Jodi Jantor and Megan Twohey of the New York Times and Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker brought national attention to the sexual abuse of women taking place in Hollywood. Both publications shared the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. Meanwhile, the staff of the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif. was recognized for their breaking news coverage of the wildfires that devastated Northern California in October 2017. The New York Times received three Pulitzer Prizes this year, and the Washington Post and Reuters each earned two. Seven freelancers won prizes.
Looking forward, Canedy has expressed that she hopes more conservative journalists and columnists, young digital news organizations, and more people using new technologies and platforms apply for Pulitzer Prizes in the future.
For a complete list of 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, visit pulitzer.org.
The New York Times and the New Yorker
Breaking News Reporting
The staff of the Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.
The staff of the Washington Post
The staff of the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network
The staff of the Cincinnati Enquirer
The staffs of the New York Times and the Washington Post
Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ
John Archibald of Alabama Media Group, Birmingham, Ala.
Jerry Saltz of New York magazine
Andie Dominick of the Des Moines Register
Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist of the New York Times
Breaking News Photography
Ryan Kelly of the Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va.
The photography staff of Reuters