"Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light." - Joseph Pulitzer


About Pulitzer Prize Writing:

Pulitzer's Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism
by Roy J. Harris Jr.
(University of Missouri Press, 2008)

Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories: America's Best Writing, 1979-2003 by David Garlock, editor
(Wiley-Blackwell, 2003)

Pulitzer Prize Editorials: America's Best Writing, 1917-2003 by Wm. David Sloan and Laird B. Anderson
(Wiley-Blackwell, 2003)

Written into History: Pulitzer Prize Reporting of the Twentieth Century from the New York Times by Anthony Lewis
(Times Books/Henry Holt, 2001)

The Pulitzer Prize Story: News Stories, Editorials, cartoons, and Pictures from the Pulitzer Prize Collection at Columbia University by John Hohenberg
(Columbia University Press, 1965)



by Dr. Heinz-Dietrich Fischer
published by K. G. Saur includes the following titles:

  • Supplements: Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Biography (2007)
  • Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for History: Discussions, Decisions and Documents (2005)
  • Complete Historical Handbook of the Pulitzer Prize System, 1917-2000: Decision-Making Processes in All Award Categories Based on Unpublished Sources (2003)
  • A History and Anthology of Award-Winning Materials in Journalism, Letters and Arts (Thomson Gale 2003)
  • Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of Pulitzer Prize Winners 1917-2000: Journalists, Writers and Composers on Their Ways to the Coverted Awards (2002)
  • Press Photography Awards 1942-1998 (2000)
  • Editorial Cartoon Awards 1922-1997 (1999)
  • A History & Anthology of Award-Winning Materials in Journalism Delles Poetry Verse (1998)
  • General Nonfiction Awards 1962-1993: From the Election of John F. Kennedy to a Retrospect of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1995)
  • Cultural Criticism 1969-1990: From Architectural Damages to Press Imperfections (1993)
  • Political Editorial 1916-1988 from War-Related Conflicts to Metropolitan Disputes (1990)
  • Social Commentary 1969-1989: From University Troubles to a California Earthquake (1991)
  • Local Reporting 1947-1987: From a County Vote Fraude to a Corrupt City Council (1989)
  • National Reporting, 1941-1986: From Labor Conflicts to the Challenger Disaster (1988)



Located in Washington, D.C., the Newseum is an interactive museum of news that offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

The Newseum's Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled as well as interviews with many of the photographers. Capture the Moment: Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs is currently a traveling exhibit.

Columbia University

Columbia University Journalism Library's Pulitzer Archives are composed of the winning entries in the Journalism categories of the Prizes. For the years 1917-1995, winning entries are on microfilm. For the years 1987 to 2011, winning entries are available in print form.

Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library's Pulitzer Prize Collection consists of the original prize-winning exhibits. In many cases, the exhibit is accompanied by an entry form, a nominating letter, photograph of winner, biography of winner.

Joseph Pulitzer and The World Exhibit at Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2010

Columbia University Journalism School



About Joseph Pulitzer:

Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power by James McGrath Morris
(Harper, 2010)

An Adventure With a Genius Recollections of Joseph Pulitzer by Alleyne Ireland
(Kessinger Publishing, 2004)

Pulitzer: A Life by Denis Brian
(New York: Wiley & Sons, 2001)

About the Pulitzer Prize:

The Pulitzer Diaries: Inside America's Greatest Prize by John Hohenberg
(Syracuse University Press, 1997)

Who's Who of Pultizer Prize Winners
by Elizabeth A. Brennan and Elizabeth C. Clarage
(Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999)

About the Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs:

Moments: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs edited by Hal Buell
(New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishing, 2002)

Capture the Moment; The Pulitzer Prize Photographs edited by Cyma Rubin and Eric Newton
(New York: W. W. Norton, 2000)