NYT and New Yorker win joint Pulitzer for Weinstein exposé

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The most famous names of American journalism were honoured on Monday with Pulitzer prizes for investigating Donald Trump and exposing endemic sexual harassment in Hollywood.

The reports sparked the #MeToo movement, a broad pushback against sexual harassment in many industries.

The Times and The Washington Post took the national reporting award for their coverage of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials. The 66-year-old has been hit by a litany of civil lawsuits that stand to see him financially ruined. The Republican former judge denied the accusations, but they factored heavily in the special election that Democrat Doug Jones went on to win.

The Times also shared the national reporting Pulitzer with rival the Washington Post, in recognition of each newspaper's dedicated coverage of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. Reuters also won in the feature photography category for its coverage of the Rohingya crisis.

More on this year's winners can be found here.

"These courageous, inspiring and committed journalists and their news organizations are undaunted in their mission in support of the fourth estate".

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