Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism, arts to be announced

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"In a year in which many Pulitzers were rightly devoted to USA domestic matters, we're proud at Reuters to shine a light on global issues of profound concern and importance", Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler said.

The awards recognize "the importance of a strong vibrant independent press", new Pulitzers administrator Dana Canedy said at a recent reception.

A Cincinnati newspaper's weeklong examination of the many ways the heroin crisis is impacting its community has won the Pulitzer for local reporting.

The Press Democrat of Sonoma County, California, received the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting for the paper's coverage of wildfires in the state last fall.

Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters won the worldwide reporting award for their coverage of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on drugs, and the news agency's photographers received the feature photography prize for their images of the plight of Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar.

Men and women, famous or not, have spoken about their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in what has become known as the #MeToo movement.

Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album "Damn" on Monday afternoon.

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In announcing the journalism prizes, Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy said the winners "uphold the highest objective of a free and independent press, even in the most trying of times".

Andrew Sean Greer's "Less" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The awards were given out Monday at an announcement at New York's Columbia University.

The album was described by the Pulitzer Prize as "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life".

Lamar's politically charged performance at the Grammy Awards in January won him wide praise.

The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts are set to be announced in New York City.

Indeed, he's made overall pop music history.

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music went to "Angel's Bone", an opera by composer Du Yun. That year, two daughters of abolitionist Julia Ward Howe won for a biography of their mother - at a time when women couldn't vote and the literary world was dominated by men.

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