NYT, New Yorker bags joint Pulitzer for Weinstein expose

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The New York Times and New Yorker magazine have won a joint Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood.

The reports brought down film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape.

He says all sexual encounters were consensual. Pulitzers are the most prestigious honour in American journalism.

The Washington Post won the investigative reporting prize for revealing decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama.

The New York Times also shared a second prize with The Washington Post for coverage of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

Other Pulitzer winners included Reuters, which won the 2018 prize in international reporting for coverage of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

The news agency also won in the feature photography category for its coverage of the Rohingya crisis, which saw an exodus of 700,000 refugees from Myanmar into Bangladesh.