The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday and recipients shared their elation on Twitter.
An a historic first, rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album, "DAMN," making him the first hip-hop artist to win the prestigious literary award.
BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1523906006.0
Washington Post columnist Seung Ming Kim earned her award for her coverage of disgraced Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore, who lost his bid to Democrat Doug Jones after he was accused of sexual misconduct against underage girls.
.@washingtonpost wins Pulitzer for Roy Moore coverage. What a cool moment in my new newsroom https://t.co/LLgOfMD2G8— Seung Min Kim (@Seung Min Kim)1523905518.0
Author and politico Ronan Farrow won a Pulitzer in Public Service; his upcoming book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence has critics raving and is set for release on April 24.
Honored to have @ronanFarrow in our newsroom as his 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service is announced! Congrats!… https://t.co/UBvyEUYfTm— ProPublica (@ProPublica)1523905838.0
The New York Times and The New Yorker were also awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service.
Congratulations to @nytimes, @mega2e, @jodikantor, @NewYorker and @RonanFarrow! #metoo #Pulitzer https://t.co/yWss1rGYqU— The Pulitzer Prizes (@The Pulitzer Prizes)1523905374.0
The Prize was awarded to Megan Twohey and Jodi Cantor of the Times and Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker for their coverage of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
.@nytimes, @NewYorker share #Pulitzer for Weinstein coverage https://t.co/KaCmnVC2cC https://t.co/Eqyl18kLTI— Hollywood Reporter (@Hollywood Reporter)1523905633.0
The Washington Post's Philip Rucker shared in the Time's celebrations as his paper won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism.
Love these guys!!! Great teamwork and an honor to share the Pulitzer Prize with our NYT friends 🍾🥂 https://t.co/e9Rs1GCRBb— Philip Rucker (@Philip Rucker)1523905750.0
Excitement also followed American essayist Rachel Kaazdi Ghansah, who earned her Pulitzer for her GQ profile of Dylann Roof, A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white supremacist armed with an AR-15 who murdered nine people at the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. He is currently on death row in Terre Haute, Indiana.
"Rachel spent months in South Carolina reporting on Roof's trial, the people and places that helped create him, how the internet led to his radicalization, and the nine people he murdered," GQ tweeted.
Rachel spent months in South Carolina reporting on Roof’s trial, the people and places that helped create him, how… https://t.co/on97NN8aeU— GQ Magazine (@GQ Magazine)1523906416.0
Excitement reigned on Twitter over Ghansah's victory.
OMFG RACHEL KAADZI GHANSAH JUST WON A FUCKING PULITZER— Kima Jones (@Kima Jones)1523905558.0
Alabama's own John Archibald of AL.com earned the coveted Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
We’re proud to announce that our own @JohnArchibald was awarded one of journalism’s highest honors today from… https://t.co/2QnI3Pe9lw— AL.com (@AL.com)1523905614.0
The Enquirer won a Pulitzer for their project, Seven Days of Heroin, in which 60 journalists chronicled communities that are being decimated by the ongoing heroin epidemic.
The Enquirer is proud to have been named a #Pulitzer winner for 'Seven Days of Heroin' https://t.co/RwweeyHFon https://t.co/I66BNfWpXO— Enquirer (@Enquirer)1523905545.0
Andie Dominick of the Des Moines Register took home the Pulitzer for editorial writing.
Congratulations to our Andie Dominick, who today was named #PulitzerPrize winner for editorial writing! https://t.co/cT6H9gzLHw— Des Moines Register (@Des Moines Register)1523906026.0
Jake Halperin's Welcome to the New World secured its Pulitzer Prize its uniqueness as an electronic comic book, an impressive feat considering the New York Times does not have a cartoonist on staff.
My comic series, Welcome to the New World, is up. NYT created a beautiful interface: an electronic comic book. https://t.co/Dt6X0DCDSL— Jake Halpern (@Jake Halpern)1509056043.0
"Very cool for the NY Tmes, who very pointedly will not have a cartoonist on staff, to win a Pulitzer for cartoons. Healthy regular industry."
very cool for the ny times, who very pointedly will not have a cartoonist on staff, to win a pulitzer for cartoons. healthy regular industry— matt 💀 lubchansky (@matt 💀 lubchansky)1523906975.0
For the third consecutive year, a California newspaper won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news reporting.
This is the third straight year that a California newspaper has won the Pulitzer for breaking-news reporting. -201… https://t.co/oulQ2ZW3cv— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@Matt Pearce 🦅)1523906639.0
Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Price in Fiction for his novel, Less.
Congratulations to @agreer, @leeboudreauxbks and @littlebrown! #Pulitzer https://t.co/UbIhNjuUcU— The Pulitzer Prizes (@The Pulitzer Prizes)1523905700.0
The 2018 Pulitzer Prize in criticism went to Jerry Saltz,
"2018 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism: Jerry Saltz" Thank you Roberta Smith for helping me find my life & my calling. Thank you Adam Moss & editors from heaven David Wallace-Wells & Chris Bonanos & everyone at @NYMag. Thank you readers; I can't write if writing is without you. xo"
"2018 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism: Jerry Saltz" Thank you Roberta Smith for helping me find my life & my calling.… https://t.co/YN5auvVso0— Jerry Saltz (@Jerry Saltz)1523907043.0
And last but most certainly not least, The Press Democrat won the Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest honor, for its coverage of the October wildfires that ravaged California.
The Press Democrat today received the Pulitzer Prize, the highest award in American journalism, for its coverage o… https://t.co/D5dWoRfnhw— The Press Democrat (@The Press Democrat)1523907327.0