Pulitzer Prize luncheon


Low Library
Columbia University
New York City

Pulitzer Prizes are awarded at a luncheon ceremony at Columbia University in May, usually a full month after the winners have been announced. The annual luncheons began in 1984. Prior to that time Pulitzer Prize certificates, medals and checks were sent in the mail.
—photo credit: Eileen Barroso



     2013

View the 2013 Pulitzer Prize luncheon slide show—photos by Eileen Barroso and Jake Young

Remarks (text), May 30, 2013 Paul Tash, Chairman and CEO, Tampa Bay Times; Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Winners group photo, May 31, 2013 —Group photo of 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners

Luncheon video of remarks by Paul Tash and presentation of the Prizes


     2012

Luncheon 5

View the 2012 Pulitzer Prize luncheon slide show —photos by Eileen Barroso and Jake Young

Remarks (text), May 21, 2012 Gregory Moore (right), Editor, The Denver Post; Co-chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Remarks (text), May 21, 2012 Thomas Friedman (left), Columnist, The New York Times; Co-chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board.

Luncheon video of remarks by Gregory Moore, Thomas Friedman and presentation of the Prizes

Winners group photo, May 21, 2012 —Group photo of 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners


     2011

Luncheon 5

View the 2011 Pulitzer Prize luncheon slide show —photos by Eileen Barroso and Jake Young

Remarks (text), May 23, 2011 Kathleen Carroll, Executive Editor and Senior Vice President, the Associated Press; Co-chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Remarks (text), May 23, 2011 Ann Marie Lipinski, Curator-designate, Nieman Foundation; Co-chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Luncheon video of remarks by Kathleen Carroll, Ann Marie Lipinski, Lee C. Bollinger and presentation of the Prizes

Winners group photo, May 23, 2011 —Group photo of 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners


     2010

Luncheon 5

View the 2010 Pulitzer Prize luncheon slide show —photos by Eileen Barroso

Remarks (text), May 24, 2010 David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus, Stanford University; Co-chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Remarks (text), May 24, 2010 Amanda Bennett, Executive Editor/Projects and Investigations, Bloomberg News; Co-chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Luncheon video of remarks by David M. Kennedy, Amanda Bennett, Lee C. Bollinger and presentation of the Prizes

Winners group photo, May 24, 2010 —Group photo of 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners


     2009

Luncheon 5

View the 2009 Pulitzer Prize luncheon slide show —photos by Eileen Barroso

Remarks (text), May 28, 2009 Anders Gyllenhaal, Executive Editor, The Miami Herald; Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Luncheon video of remarks by Anders Gyllenhaal, Lee C. Bollinger and presentation of the Prizes

Winners group photo, May 28, 2009 —Group photo of 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winners


     2008

Luncheon 5

View the 2008 Pulitzer Prize luncheon slide show —photos by Eileen Barroso

Remarks, May 29, 2008 (video)Jay T. Harris— Director, The Center for the Study of Journalism and Democracy, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California; Co-Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Winners group photo, May 29, 2008 —Group photo of 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners

How the Pulitzer Prizes are chosen:—For Pulitzer board members, the hope is that winning a prize will be a beginning, not a final wreath on a winner's head. Column in the American Statesman by Richard Oppel, Pulitzer Prize Board Co-chair. (June 08)


     2007

Luncheon 5

View the 2007 Pulitzer Prize luncheon slide show

Remarks, May 21, 2007Mike Pride— Editor, Concord (NH) Monitor; Co-Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Remarks, May 21, 2007Joann Byrd— Co-Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board, Special Presentation to Jahangir Razmi

Winners group photo, May 21, 2007 —Group photo of 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winners


     2006

Remarks, May 22, 2006Paul Steiger—Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Winners group photo, May 22, 2006 —Group photo of 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners


     2005

Remarks, May 23, 2005: "A Republic of Letters" —Henry Louis Gates Jr.— W.E.B. DuBois Professor of Humanities, Harvard University; Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Winners group photo, May 23, 2005 —Group photo of 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners


     2004

Remarks, May 24, 2004Andrew Barnes—Chairman, Poynter Institute for Media Studies; Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board


     2003

Remarks, May 29, 2003Rena Pederson—Editor at Large, The Dallas Morning News; Co-Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board

Remarks, May 29, 2003William Safire—Columnist, The New York Times; Co-Chair, The Pulitzer Prize Board


     2002

Remarks, May 30, 2002John Caroll—Editor and Executive V.P. Los Angeles Times