The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, bringing its industry-leading total to 125 since the prizes were first awarded in 1917.
The Times was recognized for coverage that led to an international reckoning on sexual harassment; investigating the connections between associates of President Trump and Russia; and chronicling the adjustment of Syrian refugees in a series of editorial cartoons. Read more about the winners below, or browse through The Times’ 125 winners here.
Public Service: ‘Harassed’
The staff of The Times was recognized with the public service award for giving voice to sexual harassment victims of men in powerful positions, including prominent figures like Harvey Weinstein and the managers on a factory floor. The Times shared the award with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker, who also covered the allegations against Mr. Weinstein.
The journalists and their sources faced threats, attacks, retaliation and spying. But the whispers turned into on-the-record accusations, and the resulting stories unearthed secret settlements and brought hidden histories of harassment to the forefront, sparking a discussion that touched every corner of American life.
It was the sixth time The Times has won the public service award since the Pulitzers were established in 1917, and the first since 2004.
National Reporting: Trump and the Russians
The staff of The Times was recognized with the national reporting award for changing the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 election, investigating whether there was collusion between the President Trump’s campaign and Russia and whether Mr. Trump had tried to obstruct the investigation. The Times shared the award with The Washington Post.
When The Times approached the White House in July 2017 with knowledge of a secret meeting during the 2016 campaign between Russians and top advisers to Donald J. Trump, the administration put out a false statement, saying the meeting was set up to discuss Russian adoptions. But continued digging showed Moscow had offered compromising information on Hillary Clinton, and that the Trump campaign was eagerly interested in the information.
Editorial Cartooning: ‘Welcome to the New World’
Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan were recognized with the editorial cartooning award for their series chronicling a Syrian refugee family as they adjusted to their new life in the United States.
The series, which ran every other week in the print Sunday Review from January to September 2017, was based on the experience of a real Syrian family, combining original reporting with a novel presentation and a strong point of view. Look back at the collection of cartoons here.
The family arrived on Election Day in 2016, and quickly had to reckon with how Mr. Trump’s election would affect their family. For a year, the journalists followed the family, joining them at mosques, schools, parties, holiday celebrations and job-training programs. They were there for intimate family moments and death threats that made the family flee their town.
In a letter nominating their work for the prize, Mr. Halpern and Mr. Sloan said there was “no template for us to use.”
“The Times is full of deadline journalism but no one at the paper had ever reported out an ongoing story in comic-strip or graphic novel form,” they wrote. “As far as we know, no one ever has.”
The cartoon will be expanded into a full-length book. It was the first win for The Times in the category, which has been awarded since 1922.