Pulitzer’s Bad News for Mainstream Media

With the inclusion of online publications for consideration for coveted Pulitzer Prizes, the Pulitzer organization slipped in a requirement that will no doubt be considered bad news for major newspapers and news publications hoping to get their hands on a Pulitzer Prize, a “highest journalistic principles” requirement that will surely disqualify major news outlets from consideration.

While broadening the competition, the Board stressed that all entered material — whether online or in print — should come from United States newspapers or news organizations that publish at least weekly, that are “primarily dedicated to original news reporting and coverage of ongoing stories,” and that “adhere to the highest journalistic principles.”

[From The Pulitzer Prizes | Pulitzer Prizes Broadened to Include Online-Only Publications Primarily Devoted to Original News Reporting ]