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Appendix A: Journalism Awards and Prizes - The Pulitzer Prizes
Based on an endowment to Columbia University given by New York publisher Joseph Pulitzer early in the twentieth century, these prizes, first awarded in 1917, hold unique status as the most prestigious awards in journalism. They are not open to printed magazines or broadcast media or their respective websites. (Pulitzer Prizes are also awarded in numerous other categories not detailed here, such as music, drama, poetry, and for books of biography, history, fiction, and nonfiction.) Most of the prize categories carry a $10,000 award. The coveted public service award earns the winning newspaper a gold medal. In 2009, Internet-only writing was first recognized across all 14 Pulitzer journalism categories. Online-only content had been initially allowed starting in 2006, but only for the breaking news and breaking-news photography categories. The broadening of online prize acceptability is surely another indicator of the growing importance of online journalism generally. The New York Times ...