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Weinstein reporters, Kendrick Lamar shine at Pulitzer awards

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Kendrick Lamar performing. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

"With two of Harvey Weinstein's accusers watching from the audience, journalists whose work led to the Hollywood mogul's downfall and arrest received their Pulitzer Prize awards," AP's Deepti Hajela writes.

Why it matters: "The stories by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of The [N.Y. Times] and Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker [who together won the Public Service prize] were a catalyst for a reckoning on powerful men and the way some have been accused of misusing that power that has since spread as the #MeToo movement."

  • "Joining the luncheon at Columbia University ... were Rosanna Arquette and Annabella Sciorra. The actresses are among those who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct."

Citation ... 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music, to rapper-songwriter Kendrick Lamar for "DAMN.":

  • "Recording released on April 14, 2017, a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."
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