Brussels, 25 October 2016 –
After a couple of years’ experimentation, the prestigious Pulitzer Prize Board has now opened all its journalism prize categories to print and online magazine journalism. After opening two journalism categories to magazines in 2015, the board has unanimously decided to open all journalism categories to the magazine and online sectors in light of the recent developments in those sectors.
The Pulitzer prizes have been the most prestigious awards for text-based journalism since their establishment in 1917 by provisions in the will of the late American-Hungarian publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Three magazine journalists were selected as finalists last year for their contributions to the New Yorker, two of them winning the distinguished prize.
Emily Nussbaum, a New Yorker TV critic, won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for criticism for television reviews written in 2015, while Kathryn Schulz came home with the Prize for Feature Writing for an environmental piece called “The Really Big One”, a brilliant long-form examination of the Pacific Northwest Cascadia subduction zone.
Despite the Pulitzers being strictly reserved to US publications, the European Magazine Media Association welcome this decision as a positive step for magazine journalists and publishers worldwide, as it recognizes the value of magazine journalists’ work.
The application process for next year’s Pulitzer prizes will open in December, the entry guidelines are available on the Pulitzer website.
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Communications Manager, EMMA
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