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Pulitzer To Add Online To its Awards Coterie, Finally

imageFinally, online exists for the Pulitzer Prizes: the venerated journalism award, has added online-only outlets as “accepted” organizations that can submit their entries for consideration. This also means newspapers can submit their online-only work as well. But for now, this is only restricted to “text-based” submissions, meaning no online video documentary will be considered. From the award committee: these online outlets should publish at least weekly, “are primarily dedicated to original news reporting, are dedicated to coverage of ongoing stories and that adhere to the highest journalistic principles.” Does that mean someone like HuffingtonPost will qualify? Also, likely Politico will win something this year…

In addition, news orgs will now be able to submit online content in all 14 journalism categories, as opposed to before. From the release, this is funny: “The Board will continue to monitor the impact of the Internet, Gissler said.” And yes, we will continue to monitor the decimation of the newspaper industry as we speak….