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.
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.
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.
The New York Times and The New Yorker were also awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service.
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.
The Washington Post's Philip Rucker shared in the Time's celebrations as his paper won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism.
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.
Excitement reigned on Twitter over Ghansah's victory.
Alabama's own John Archibald of AL.com earned the coveted Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
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.
Andie Dominick of the Des Moines Register took home the Pulitzer for editorial writing.
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.
"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."
For the third consecutive year, a California newspaper won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news reporting.
Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Price in Fiction for his novel, Less.
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"
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.