GQ, New York Mag, and The New Yorker Win Pulitzer Prizes
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah and Jerry Saltz earn first-time wins for GQ and New York mag, respectively, while Ronan Farrow delivers The New Yorker its fourth.
Three magazines earned Pulitzer Prizes Monday afternoon as part of the 102nd class of honorees, the fourth since the nation’s top journalism honors were first expanded to include glossies in addition to newspapers.
The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow—whose reporting on Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual assault and cover-ups were integral to the subsequent national discourse around the #MeToo movement—shared honors in the Public Service category with New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Last month, Farrow’s work similarly earned The New Yorker a National Magazine Award for Public Interest.
Elsewhere in the 2018 class, GQ can now call itself a Pulitzer Prize winner. Freelance reporter Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah won in the Feature Writing category for “A Most American Terrorist,” her August 2017 deep dive on Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof. Ghansah’s piece had also been recognized with a National Magazine Award last month.
Jerry Saltz earned New York magazine its first Pulitzer Prize, in the Criticism category. Saltz, who has been the magazine’s art critic since 2006, was credited for “a robust body of work that conveyed a canny and often daring perspective on visual art in America.”
The remaining finalist from the world of magazines was The New Yorker‘s Jelani Cobb, who was recognized as a runner up in the Commentary category to The Birmingham News‘ John Archibald.
Farrow’s work earned The New Yorker its fourth Pulitzer since magazines first became eligible for the prizes in 2015. Emily Nussbaum, who earned a 2016 Pulitzer for Criticism, and Kathryn Schultz, who earned a 2016 prize for Feature Writing, were joined last year by Hilton Als, who also won for Criticism.
While credited to The New York Times as a whole, writer C.J. Chivers also earned a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a story that ran in The New York Times Magazine.