[Ed. – Remember when they only gave out prizes for stories after they panned out? – Brit Hume]
Reporters and editors at The New York Times on Monday after their articles detailing allegations of sexual harassment by powerful men, including the film mogul Harvey Weinstein, helped The Times win the Pulitzer Prize for public service. CreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times
Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on Monday to the news organizations that drove two of the biggest stories of the year: the high-stakes investigation into President Trump’s relationship with Russia and the consequential reckoning about the treatment of women by powerful men.
The prize for public service, considered the most prestigious of the Pulitzers, went to The New York Times and the New Yorker magazine for their revelations of sexual harassment and abuse that had gone on, unheeded and unpunished, in the spheres of Hollywood, politics, the media and Silicon Valley.
The national reporting prize went to The Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of Mr. Trump’s possible ties to Russia — a recognition of two journalism stalwarts that exposed the hidden activities of the Trump White House while withstanding much presidential ire. [Emphasis added]