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For the photojournalists who covered Ferguson, winning a Pulitzer is 'an odd feeling'

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road near West Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (Photo by Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch) On Monday afternoon, a few hours after winning a Pulitzer for breaking news photography with the photo staff at the St. Read More
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Here's what it's like to win a Pulitzer

I spoke with four Pulitzer-Prize winners to find out how winning has changed their lives and affected their journalism. All three said the prize opens doors but it also adds pressure to live up to the high expectations of having "Pulitzer Prize Winner" on your resume. Poynter.org spoke with: Jacqui Banaszynski, Knight Chair professor at the University … Read More
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Among the Pulitzer finalists, traditional treatments dominate

All hail the Pulitzer winners! But as a bridesmaid myself long ago (National Reporting, 1982), I always give the list of finalists a careful read as well. Here are some quick takeaways on trends among the 27 entries that took place and show in this year's judging: *The New York Times can't win everything.  Besides scoring the most … Read More
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Women won more individual Pulitzers this year than they have in the last 5

2015’s Pulitzer jury awarded more prizes to individual women in journalism categories than it has since 2010. Five women won individual awards this year, and one woman won as part of a team, according to the Pulitzer site. Here are 2015’s individual female winners, not including women who won as part of a team or staff: National Reporting: … Read More
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Champagne in plastic cups and other Pulitzer celebrations

The Pulitzer Prizes are one of journalism’s most prestigious awards, an honor that any newsroom would be incredibly proud of. And how does one celebrate such a lofty success? With speeches, champagne and lots of hugging. Here’s how some of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners celebrated their wins: [View the story "2015 Pulitzer celebrations" on Storify] … Read More
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Here are the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

The 99th annual Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Here's a look at the winners: Public Service Reporting Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina for the series "Till Death Do Us Part." Finalists: The Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal Breaking News Reporting The Seattle Times for coverage of the Oso mudslide. Read More
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The Pulitzer Prizes by the numbers

In advance of the announcement of the Pulitzer Prizes at 3 p.m. today, here are some interesting facts surrounding the creation and administration of journalism's most prestigious awards. The facts are from the official website of the Pulitzer Prizes, unless otherwise noted. 21: The number of prizes normally awarded by the Pulitzer Prizes every year. 2,400: The Prizes … Read More
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Rumors about Pulitzer winners have been scarce

As newsrooms prepare for today’s 3 p.m. YouTube livestream of the Pulitzer Prize revelations – identifying 2015’s top U.S. journalism awards in 14 categories – rumors about winners and finalists have seemed scarce. Unlike the Academy Awards and other major competitions, Pulitzer finalists officially are kept secret in advance. When winners are announced, two finalists in each division, … Read More
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8 lesser known stories the Pulitzer committee should know about

Related: Roy J. Harris Jr. makes his Pulitzer predictions National journalism awards have already sniffed out some exceptional journalism that no doubt will be top Pulitzer contenders: The Arizona Republic’s exceptional work investigating VA hospitals, The New York Times’ coverage of Ebola in Western Africa and The St Louis Post-Dispatch’s coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri police … Read More
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Investigative Reporting Pulitzer entries up 50 percent since magazines were allowed in

Since The Pulitzer Prizes changed the rules to allow online and print magazines, the contest has seen a 50 percent increase in investigative entries compared to last year, Mike Pride, the administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes, said in an email. Feature submissions, meanwhile, have seen a 21 percent increase, Pride said. The number of entries for all categories, which usually … Read More
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Pulitzers open up to magazines

The Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday two substantial changes in a press release: The contest will consider entries from online and print magazines for two categories: investigative reporting and feature writing. News organizations can nominate journalists who belong to partnering organizations — even if the organization does not itself qualify to compete for the prizes. Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride said … Read More
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