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Pulitzer Prizes

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And the winner for the best Pulitzer Prize lead in 2017 is….

With apologies to Antony and Julius Caesar, we have come not to bury leads but to praise them. We would expect winners of Pulitzer Prizes to craft good leads — and this year they have. It is not always the case. Even in the digital age, reporters can bury a lead. Or they can write "suitcase" leads with tons of … Read More
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Speeches, day-drinking and other ways journalists celebrated the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Newsrooms across the U.S. celebrated Pulitzer wins on Monday with big gatherings, work-drinking and, at least for The New York Times, some serious pre-planning. Here are a few tweets from the celebrations: Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize https://t.co/ptU4CE661c pic.twitter.com/4CKkfYlye2 — john thonson (@johnthonson1) April 10, 2017 … Read More
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Here are the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. The annual prizes, which mark the best in journalism from the year, have evolved over time to include digital and magazine journalism. The story has been updated. Public Service: The New York Daily News and ProPublica "For uncovering, primarily through the work of reporter Sarah Ryley, widespread abuse … Read More
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How will coverage of Trump and the campaign fare at the Pulitzers today?

(This article has been updated to include work recognized in recent contests including Investigative Reporters and Editors and American Society of News Editors.) With so many respected newsrooms still adjusting to having the president call them the "enemy of the American people," today's announcement of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes feels like a showdown. What … Read More
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The New York Times prematurely announces its Pulitzer Prize win by mistake

Update: As it turns out, The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes today. The Pulitzer Prizes have been a notoriously leaky affair throughout the years. But news organizations almost never hint publicly at their wins before the official reveal, even though they sometimes get a wink and a nod before the Pulitzer Board goes public with … Read More
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Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride is retiring

Mike Pride, the chairman of the Pulitzer Prizes, will retire in the summer after three years running the top journalism awards in the United States. Pride, who is 70, is returning to retirement after a career as a journalist and editor, most recently of the Concord Monitor, according to a press release from Columbia University, which administers the Pulitzer Prizes. Read More
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New project looks at the biggest stories from the smallest newspapers

Every year, Nigel Jaquiss gets calls from college students who want to talk to him about his Pulitzer Prize for their class projects. It's been more than a decade since he won the Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting, but he likes that people are still interested. So when University of Missouri senior Kelsi Anderson called, Jaquiss shared the story … Read More
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Magazines can now enter all Pulitzer categories

The Pulitzer Prizes announced Wednesday that magazines can now enter every category in the annual contest, which traditionally recognized America's best newspaper journalism each year. The board made its decision last week after two years of experimentation. Two journalism categories were open to magazines in 2015, five this year. New Yorker staff writers had three finalists during that time, and … Read More
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This may be the best analogy in the history of journalism

Awarding Pulitzer Prizes to writers from the New Yorker has opened up a can of words. Magazine writing is just different from its newspaper cousin. There are many reasons, of course, perhaps the greatest of which is the width of the columns. Wider columns inspire longer paragraphs, which can make magazine stories seem more discursive. There are many … Read More
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Former editorial page editor added to Pulitzer win

A co-winner has been added to the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing, according to a press release from the prizes. Brian Gleason, who previously worked as editorial page editor at Florida's Sun Newspapers, is now listed as a co-winner alongside editor John Hackworth. Gleason, who now is the communications manager for Charlotte County government, contacted the paper and … Read More
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Here are some of the speeches from today's Pulitzer-winning newsrooms

Journalists gathered in newsrooms around the country today to celebrate Pulitzer Prize wins and sip champagne from plastic cups. They also listened to a lot of speeches. “The remarkable work of these four tenacious women is what brought this foul practice to light, led to real reform and freedom for more than 2,000 slaves," Kathleen Carroll, the Associated Press' executive … Read More
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The founder of a small Florida newspaper died days before its first Pulitzer win

There were no big celebrations Monday in the Charlotte Sun's newsroom, no champagne, no live-tweeting. It was the day of the first Pulitzer win for the Florida newspaper and for Editor John Hackworth and former editorial page editor Brian Gleason. But it was also the day print readers learned of the death of the newspaper's founder, Derek Dunn-Rankin. Read More
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Telegraphic reporting was a Pulitzer Prize category (and other trivia you didn't know you didn't know)

As you're combing through this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, here's a look at some Pulitzer history and trivia. The prizes, which were created in 1916 and this year celebrate their centennial edition, have changed in the last century (though maybe not quickly enough). In addition to the frequently recurring question of how to pronounce … Read More
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