ADVERTISEMENT

Pulitzer Prizes

NEWS

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
NEWS

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
NEWS

Despite ABC News/CPI blowup, here's how news partnerships can work

Journalism organizations might get discouraged about joining partnerships after the public meltdown of the partnership between ABC News and The Center for Public Integrity this week. CPI's reporter Chris Hamby won a Pulitzer Prize for stories that exposed how coal miners who were dying from black-lung disease were being unfairly denied health benefits. ABC wanted to get … Read More
NEWS

Contest entries from ABC, Center for Public Integrity highlight their division

On the same day that ABC News and The Center for Public Integrity won yet another national journalism award for exposing how coal miners were being unjustly denied black-lung benefits, the spat between the two venerable newsrooms heated up. And now you can read the letters that have been flying back and forth between former colleagues who in recent months … Read More
NEWS

ABC News says Center for Public Integrity should share Pulitzer for investigative reporting

This is the top of the letter that ABC President Ben Sherwood sent to William Buzenberg and his organization's board members Tuesday asking The Center for Public Integrity to share Pulitzer Prize credit. ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to WIlliam Buzenberg, executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, asking CPI to share credit … Read More
NEWS

Why no Pulitzer Prize for feature writing? Here are four theories

Once again the Pulitzer Prize board has decided to withhold a prize – this time in the category of feature writing. It is in our nature as journalists to wonder why. When this news hit the streets, I tracked down the three stories selected as finalists and tried to read into them any deficiency that might disqualify them as prize-worthy. Read More
NEWS

Pulitzer board's no-award in feature writing goes unexplained

International Business Times When the Pulitzer board on Monday announced the 2014 recipients of journalism's highest honor, a major category lacked a winner. No one had won for feature writing. Since three finalists were chosen by the nominating jury for that category, why was one not selected by the board? Pulitzer Prizes administrator Sig Gissler told IBT's Christopher Zara: “It’s not a statement on the quality of feature writing in America,” he said in a phone interview. “They were thoroughly discussed and carefully considered.” But that doesn't explain the reason for the decision not to award the prize, and Gissler was not providing an answer: “We don’t get into explaining what the deliberations entail,” he said. Read More
ADVERTISEMENT