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The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. It is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Image File history File links Gen_pulitzer. ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, reporting and analyzing information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... Musical composition is: an original piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A musical composition A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area...


Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of these, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal, which always goes to a newspaper, although an individual may be named in the citation. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


The prize was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, who left money to Columbia University upon his death in 1911. A portion of his bequest was used to found the university's journalism school in 1912. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on June 4, 1917, and they are now announced each April. Recipients are chosen by an independent board. Joseph Pulitzer Joseph Pulitzer (April 18, 1847 – October 29, 1911) was a Hungarian-American publisher best known for posthumously establishing the Pulitzer Prizes and (along with William Randolph Hearst) for originating yellow journalism. ... Hungarian-American refers to American citizens with Hungarian ethnicity. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is one of the most prestigious schools of journalism in the United States. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ...

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Usage

The name Pulitzer is often mispronounced. It is correctly pronounced "PULL-it-zer" not "PEW-lit-sir," according to the Pulitzer Prize administrators.[1] Joseph Pulitzer Joseph Pulitzer (April 18, 1847 – October 29, 1911) was a Hungarian-American publisher best known for posthumously establishing the Pulitzer Prizes and (along with William Randolph Hearst) for originating yellow journalism. ...


A term that is frequently misused is Pulitzer nominee. Many authors and journalists claim to have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, when, in fact, their publishers have merely "entered" them by filling out required paperwork. According to the Pulitzer web site, only the nominated finalists chosen by Pulitzer juries, usually three per category, are entitled to be called Pulitzer nominees or finalists.


Categories

Awards are made in categories relating to journalism, arts, and letters. Only published reports and photographs by United States-based newspapers or daily news organizations are eligible for the journalism prize.


The current Pulitzer Prize category definitions in the 2006 competition, in the order they are awarded, are: For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

  • Public Service—for a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper through the use of its journalistic resources, which may include editorials, cartoons, and photographs, as well as reporting. Often thought of as the grand prize, the Public Service award is given to the newspaper, not to individuals, though individuals are often mentioned for their contributions.
  • Breaking News Reporting—for a distinguished example of local reporting of breaking news.
  • Investigative Reporting—for a distinguished example of investigative reporting by an individual or team, presented as a single article or series.
  • Explanatory Reporting—for a distinguished example of explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing, and clear presentation.
  • Beat Reporting—for a distinguished example of beat reporting characterized by sustained and knowledgeable coverage of a particular subject or activity.
  • National Reporting—for a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs.
  • International Reporting—for a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence.
  • Feature Writing—for a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to high literary quality and originality.
  • Commentary—for distinguished commentary.
  • Criticism—for distinguished criticism.
  • Editorial Writing—for distinguished editorial writing, the test of excellence being clarity of style, moral purpose, sound reasoning, and power to influence public opinion in what the writer conceives to be the right direction.
  • Editorial Cartooning—for a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during the year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing, and pictorial effect.
  • Breaking News Photography, previously called Spot News Photography—for a distinguished example of breaking news photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence, or an album.
  • Feature Photography—for a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence, or an album.

There are six categories in letters and drama: The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service has been awarded since 1918 for a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper through the use of its journalistic resources which may include editorials, cartoons, and photographs, as well as reporting. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting is awarded each year since 1998 for a distinguished example of local reporting of breaking news. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting has been awarded since 1953 for a distinguished example of investigative reporting by an individual or team, presented as a single article or series in print journalism. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting was first introduced in 1998, replacing the earlier Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting has been presented since 1991 for a distinguished example of beat reporting characterized by sustained and knowledgeable coverage of a particular subject or activity. ... Beat reporting is the craft of reporting on an issue or particular sector, organization or institution over time. ... The Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting has been awarded since 1948 for a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs. ... The Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting has been awarded since 1948 for a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence. ... For more information on international affairs, see one of the following links: Diplomacy Foreign affairs International relations This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing has been awarded since 1979 for a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to high literary quality and originality. ... A feature story is an article in a newspaper, a magazine, or a news website that is not meant to report breaking news, but to take an in-depth look at issues behind a news story, often concentrating on background events, persons or circumstances. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Commentary has been awarded since 1970. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Criticism has been presented since 1970 to a newspaper writer who has demonstrated distinguished criticism. Recipients of the award are chosen by an independent board and officially administered by Columbia University. ... A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing has been awarded since 1917 for distinguished editorial writing, the test of excellence being clearness of style, moral purpose, sound reasoning, and power to influence public opinion in what the writer conceives to be the right direction. ... Look up editorial, op-ed in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded since 1922 for a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during the year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing, and pictorial effect. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... Students gather following the Columbine High School massacre, part of the photography for which the Rocky Mountain News won the 2000 Breaking News Photography Pulitzer. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography was awarded from 1968 – 1999, thereafter being renamed as the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography has been awarded since 1968 for a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album. ...

  • Fiction—for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.
  • Drama—for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life.
  • History—for a distinguished book on the history of the United States.
  • Biography or Autobiography—for a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author.
  • Poetry—for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author.
  • General Non-Fiction—for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category.

Then, there is one prize given for music: The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918. ... The Pulitzer Prize for History has been awarded since 1917 for a distinguished book upon the history of the United States. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography has been presented since 1917 for a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. ... The Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction has been awarded since 1962 for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category. ...

  • Pulitzer Prize for Music—for a distinguished musical contribution by an American that had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year.

There have also been a number of Special Citations and Awards. The Pulitzer Prize for Music was first awarded in 1943. ... The Pulitzer Prize jury has the option of awarding special citations where they consider necessary. ...


In addition to the prizes, Pulitzer travelling fellowships are awarded to four outstanding students of the Graduate School of Journalism as selected by the faculty.


Discontinued awards

Over the years, awards have been discontinued either because they have been expanded or renamed.


To find, for example, all the winners for investigative reporting, you have to also look back at the prize for local investigative specialized reporting, which previously was the prize for local reporting, no edition time.


Discontinued or merged categories include:

The Pulitzer Prize for Reporting was awarded from 1917 to 1947. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence was awarded from 1929 to 1947. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism was first introduced in 1985, and continued under that name until 1997. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting has been awarded, since 1953 for a distinguished example of local reporting on news of the moment. ... Given since 1942, the Pulitzer Prize for Photography was divided in 1968 into the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography has been awarded since 1968 for a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album. ... Students gather following the Columbine High School massacre, part of the photography for which the Rocky Mountain News won the 2000 Breaking News Photography Pulitzer. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting - International was a Pulitzer Prize begun in 1942, but was replaced five years later with the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting – National was awarded from 1942 to 1947, with no award given in 1943. ... No prize was awarded in 1917. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. ...

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References

  1. ^ The Pulitzer Prizes - Answers to frequently asked questions

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