Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar, Weinstein reporting win Pulitzers

Lamar, 30, is the first rapper to win the prestigious award. The Pulitzer follows the five Grammy awards won by Lamar in January for the album.

Previous Pulitzer music winners include jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman.

Rap is now officially the biggest music genre in the United States after surpassing rock in 2017.

Lamar's fusion of jazz, poetry and blues with social themes and love songs has made him one of the most innovative rappers of his generation.

AP wins Pulitzer Prize for reporting on abuse

This year's awards marked the 100th anniversary of US journalism's top honours which began in 1917 after a bequest from newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

The AP's prize-winning Seafood from Slaves report was an investigation into the mistreatment of workers in South-East Asia used to supply seafood to international supermarkets and restaurants.

The reporters "found captive slaves, countering industry claims that the problems had been solved", AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll wrote in her nomination letter to the Pulitzer judges.