Despite economic pressures and other stern challenges, the journalistic work of Pulitzer Prize winners is as strong as ever, the newly elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board said at the luncheon ceremony at Columbia University where the 2013 prizes in journalism, books, music and drama were presented.
Paul Tash, the chief executive of the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s largest newspaper, urged newspapers and other news organizations to persist in facing current problems, saying:
"The work may be difficult. The odds may be long. The challenges may be great. So what? Every day presents an opportunity for excellence, and the chance to do work that makes a great difference." 05/30/2013
Entry forms in these categories must be submitted electronically using our Website. Entrants are required to pay the $50 handling charge electronically with a credit card.
Actual entry materials -- books, scripts and musical compositions -- should be submitted in hard-copy form to the Pulitzer office via postal or other forms of physical delivery.
Entry deadlines: June 15 and October 1 for Books; December 31 for Drama and Music.-- 05/13/2013
Daniszewski became AP’s vice president and senior managing editor for international news in 2009 after three decades as a reporter, editor and correspondent who has been on assignment in more than 70 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.-- 05/01/2013
On April 15, 2013 Pulitzer Prizewinners in journalism and the arts from across the country jumped up and cheered in celebration.
At left, database specialist John Maines, investigative reporter Sally Kestin and the Sun Sentinel newsroom react to the news that the Sun Sentinal has won the Pulitzer for Public Service. Awarded for "Above the Law: Speeding Cops," a series about off-duty police officers endangering the lives of citizens by speeding, this is the newspaper's first ever Pulitzer win.
The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes in all categories were awarded at a luncheon ceremony at Columbia University in New York City on May 30, 2013.
"At 30, Shaw is the youngest-ever winner of the music Pulitzer. Shaw says she considers herself a musician first — and, in fact, Partita for 8 Voices was written for the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member.
"There's one moment in the piece that delivers on that name, where the sung music morphs into a mounting swell of cacophonous, indecipherable chatter." - NPR
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Watch a slide show of the hardworking Nominating Jurors in Journalism. Jurors met on February 22, 23 and 24 to read 1,081 journalism entries online. They worked in both the Pulitzer World Room (pictured right) and the Lecture Hall also located in Pulitzer Hall at Columbia University.
The jurors nominated three finalists in each category. Then The Pulitzer Prize Board made the final decisions. The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists were announced on April 15, 2013.
A prominent journalist, an honored playwright and the editor of a distinguished regional newspaper have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
They are Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper correspondent and nonfiction author, who is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine; Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama; and Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez, vice president and executive editor of The Miami Herald, which has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes in its history and was twice a Pulitzer finalist in recent years. -- 10/23/2012
Six leading journalists told how their work alerted society to grave problems and won 2012 Pulitzer Prizes. Speaking to a capacity crowd at the Columbia Journalism School on Oct. 16, they delved into the origins of their stories and shared reporting tips and techniques. Under the theme of “Holding Up the Mirror,” the topics and participants were:
Pervasive violence in public schools Philadelphia Inquirer, Public Service Prize, Susan Snyder and Mike Leary
The deadly embrace of a painkiller Seattle Times, Investigative Reporting Prize, Michael J. Berens
Controversial spying by New York police Associated Press, Investigative Reporting Prize, Matt Apuzzo and Eileen Sullivan
Hidden wounds of struggling veterans Denver Post, Feature Photography Prize, Craig F. Walker
Sheila Coronel, director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, moderated the program.