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2018 Pulitzer Prizes winners named
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 18:33 By Xinhua

This Nov 5, 2017, photo provided by The Pulitzer Prizes, taken by Reuters photographer Adnan Abidi, was part of a group of photos on the plight of the Rohingya that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. In the photo, Mohammed Shoaib, 7, who was shot in his chest before crossing the border from Myanmar in Aug 2017, is held by his father outside a medical centre near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (ADNAN ABIDI / REUTERS / THE PULITZER PRIZES VIA AP)

NEW YORK - The New York Times and The New Yorker have jointly won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service for their reporting on exposing powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against Hollywood movie maker Harvey Weinstein. 

Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy announced the winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes at the Columbia University Monday in New York City. 

The New York Times also shared the honor for national reporting with The Washington Post for their coverage of the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election. 

Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Amber Hunt, right, and other Enquirer staff celebrate, April 16, 2018, in Cincinnati, as they learn the newspaper won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for "Seven Days of Heroin," a week-long examination of the many ways the heroin crisis is impacting their community. (CARA OWSLEY / THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER VIA AP)

The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, California, won the breaking news award for coverage of the wildfires that swept through California's wine country last fall. 

The Arizona Republic and the USA Today Network took the Explanatory Reporting prize for their reporting on US President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. 

American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN" won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It is the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. The 30-year-old musician won five Grammy awards in January for the album. 

In this Aug 12, 2017, photo by Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress, people fly into the air as a car drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The photo won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, announced on April 16, 2018, at Columbia University in New York. (RYAN KELLY / THE DAILY PROGRESS VIA AP)

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to "Less" by American novelist Andrew Sean Greer. It is a delightful book about growing older and the essential nature of love. 

The Pulitzers, the most prestigious honors in American journalism, have been awarded since 1917. Public service award winners receive a gold medal, and the other awards carry a prize of US$15,000 each.    

New York Times staff writers Megan Twohey, left, and Jodi Kantor address colleagues in the newsroom in New York after the team they led won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on April 16, 2018. The Times shared the prize with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker for their reporting on sexual harassment that ushered in a reckoning about the treatment of women by powerful men in the uppermost ranks of Hollywood, politics, media and technology. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet looks on at right. (HIROKO MASUIKE / THE NEW YORK TIMES VIA AP)

This image, provided by The Pulitzer Prizes, shows a cartoon by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan of The New York Times that was part of a series that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. The Pulitzer committee described the work as "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." (JAKE HALPERN AND MICHAEL SLOAN / THE NEW YORK TIMES / THE PULITZER PRIZES VIA AP)

The staff of The Washington Post gather in their news room after winning two pulitzer prizes, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Washington. The Post shared a Pulitzer with the New York Times for their coverage of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials and won a second Pulitzer for uncovering the decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. (ANDREW HARNIK / AP)

John Archibald, right, a columnist for the Alabama Media Group, celebrates with his son Ramsey, April 16, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala., after he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, for pieces on politics, women's rights and other topics. (JOE SONGER / AL.com VIA AP)This cover image released by Interscope Records shows "Damn." by Kendrick Lamar. On April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album. (INTERSCOPE RECORDS VIA AP)

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