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4 questions about the Pulitzer Prizes

Discussion of the winners and finalists for the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes was muted Monday, as news producers and consumers turned their attention to the bombings in Boston. But 24 hours later, enough time has passed for a little journo-navel-gazing:

What does it take for women to win Pulitzers? Before 1991, a graduate degree and a Northeastern upbringing helped, University of Missouri professor Yong Volz and Chinese University of Hong Kong professor Francis L. F. Lee write in a new study. The study, which I first wrote about in October, was published by Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly earlier this month.

Those advantages compensated for a historical bias against women both in newsrooms and in prize competitions, Volz and Lee write. Statistics showed them the importance of those advantages lessened after 1991, but "gender disadvantage has not completely disappeared," they write.

Even after 1991, only 26.9% of all Pulitzer winners in journalism were females. The percentage is lower than the percentage of females in American newsrooms, which stands at about 33%.
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Javier Manzano first freelance photographer to win Pulitzer in 17 years

Javier Manzano was "shocked" when he found out he had won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.

“To be honest, I am still having a bit of trouble processing the magnitude of the recognition,” Manzano, a freelancer for Agence France-Presse, said by email Tuesday morning. “I feel privileged to be [in] the company of my colleagues who also work as freelancers in some of the most challenging environments with little or no outside support.”

Freelancers have won Pulitzer prizes in the past, but not nearly as often as full-time journalists have. Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler told Poynter that it's been 17 years since a freelance photographer won a Pulitzer. (Two freelance photographers -- Charles Porter IV and Stephanie Welsh -- won in 1996.)

Manzano won for a photo of two rebel soldiers guarding their sniper’s nest in Aleppo, as light streams through bullet holes in the wall behind them. Karmel Jabl, the neighborhood in which Manzano captured the photo, separates many of the major battlegrounds in Aleppo. (more...)
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Pulitzer, finalists are source of pride for Poynter

My usual pride in the Poynter Institute derives from its benign influence on journalists across the globe. Such influence may flow from a seminar or conference, an online course, or work published on this website. We teach journalism in the … Read more

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Tampa Bay Times wins Pulitzer, reacts to announcement

Poynter's Tampa Bay Times has won a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing and is a finalist in two other categories.

The Times' Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth won for their editorials on Pinellas County’s decision to fluoridate residents’ water won. Kelley Benham was a feature writing finalist for her three-part series on her daughter’s premature birth, and Alex Zayas’ “In God’s Name” series earned her a finalist spot for feature writing, as well as the Selden Ring Award earlier this year. "Today, obviously, we celebrate journalism that makes a difference, and we celebrate the Tampa Bay Times," Editor Neil Brown told the newsroom. "We get to do it together, and with some teachers among us." (more...)
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Listen live to Pulitzers announcement

If you've tried to follow the Pulitzer announcements by Twitter in the past, you know it's like trying to drink from a firehose. Columbia University will broadcast the audio of the announcement starting at 2:45 p.m. ET.

Host Sree Sreenivasan tells Poynter he's especially interested in getting winning newsrooms to call in after 3:10 p.m. (The awards are announced at 3 p.m.)

Sreenivasan would like to hear "hollering and such" in the background of calls, so buy your interns some thundersticks. He's also in the market for guests; email him or blogtalkradio's Chitra Agrawal three to five minutes before you're ready to go on air, he says. The call-in number is 646-915-9583.

Related: Winners to watch for when the Pulitzers are announced today
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Winners to watch for when the Pulitzers are announced today

About a half-dozen journalism organizations have already weighed in on their versions of 2012’s best reporting, commentary and press photography. Today at 3 p.m. ET, it’s the Pulitzer Prize Board’s turn — for the 97th time — to announce the … Read more

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IRE Award winners, Mirror Award finalists announced

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California Watch's "Broken Shield" series by Ryan Gabrielson and The Chicago Tribune's "Empty Desk Epidemic" series by David Jackson, Gary Marx and Alex Richards are among this year's winners of IRE awards. And Forbes reporter Jeff Bercovici, CJR reporter Sara Morrison and Poynter's Craig Silverman are among the finalists for the 2013 Mirror Awards, which honor media reporting. Both were announced Wednesday.

Arwa Damon and Sarmad Qaseera's CNN coverage of the attack on a U.S. temporary office in Benghazi, Libya, was also honored by IRE, as was the Belleville (Ill) News Democrat's "Hidden suffering, hidden death" series. Morrison and Silverman landed in the Mirror Awards' "Best Commentary" category with three stories each.

In other recent awards news, A team from Bloomberg News won the 2013 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia for a series called "Revolution to Riches," the White House Correspondents' Association honored The Center for Public Integrity’s "Hard Labor" series and AP West Africa bureau chief Rukmini Callimachi won the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award for her story on Niger's "hunger brides." (more...)
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SCOTUSblog gets a Peabody Award

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SCOTUSblog is among the winners of the 72nd-annual Peabody Awards, announced Wednesday. It's the first blog to receive a Peabody, Amy Howe writes in an announcement on the site. "[T]he website provides everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. Supreme Court and its cases but didn’t know where to look," the awards announcement reads. SCOTUSblog joins ABC's Hurricane Sandy coverage, WVIT-TV's coverage of the Sandy Hook massacre and Kelly McEvers and Deborah Amos' coverage of Syria on NPR in the winner's circle. Local TV stations picked up a good amount of hardware: WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, KMGH-TV in Denver and KNXV-TV in Phoenix all received Peabodys. The awards are scheduled to be presented on May 20. Here's a list of all the winners. Previously: SCOTUSblog tries again to get credentialed to cover the Supreme Court | Why it’s so hard for SCOTUSblog to get Supreme Court press credentials | SCOTUSblog details in 7,000 words how CNN, Fox got Health Care ruling wrong | Who was first with healthcare ruling depends on where you were looking
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What makes journalism ‘innovative’? Lessons from this year’s Scripps Howard Awards

What is innovation in journalism today? I heavily debated that question with Dan Gillmor and Retha Hill earlier this month while judging the Scripps Howard Awards at Poynter.

The 44 entries in the “Digital Innovation” category we were judging were … Read more

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Denver Post, San Antonio Express-News among Scripps Howard award winners

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Spencer S. Hsu won the Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize for investigative reporting in this year's Scripps Howard Awards, announced Thursday. Hsu's articles on forensic science "exposed the Department of Justice's use of flawed data in more than 20,000 criminal convictions," the awards text reads.

Other winners include Patricia Callahan, Sam Roe and Michael Hawthorne of the Chicago Tribune for their series on flame retardant furniture, Lisa Krantz of the San Antonio Express-News for her photojournalism, and the Denver Post for its breaking-news coverage of the July 2012 Aurora, Colo., theater shootings. The New York Times won in the digital innovation category for "Snow Fall." The Post's Aurora coverage and "Snow Fall" also both won ASNE awards.

Previously: SABEW, Selden Ring, SND winners announced as awards season heats up | Austin Tice, David Corn win Polk Awards
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