Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Exclusive on Jay Z becoming first rapper nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Mesfin Fekadu, music editor, New York, for breaking the news that Jay-Z would become the first rapper nominated to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Fekadu was able to negotiate that the organization would not share the news with anyone else for a full day, meaning that every outlet had to use the AP story.

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