Pulitzer Board Allows Broadcast Media Sites to Enter Journalism Prizes

Nov 8, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: The Pulitzer Prizes.

New York, NY (November 6, 2023) — The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided to expand eligibility for its journalism awards to digital news sites operated by broadcast and audio organizations.

Entries from these organizations should rely essentially on written journalism.

Historically, broadcast outlets were prohibited from entering the Pulitzer Prizes because they produced very little text-based journalism. That has changed, as is evident across broadcast and audio news sites. So has the nature of many newspaper entry packages, which now include still photography, audio, data visuals and video. Given the multimedia nature of modern journalism, the Board felt it should no longer exclude comparable entries from news sites belonging to broadcast and audio media companies.

“The Board made this change to open the door to more digital news sites that are doing important written investigative, enterprise and breaking news work,” said Pulitzer Administrator Marjorie Miller. “Although video may be part of the entry, these are not awards for broadcast journalism.”

Previously the Pulitzer Plan of Award stated that broadcast media and their news sites were ineligible. The revised Plan will say that the annual Prizes in Journalism for work published in the previous year may come from a U.S. newspaper, magazine or news site, adding that “news sites associated with broadcast and audio outlets are eligible.”

The change will go into effect for the 2024 Prizes, which will begin accepting entries in December.

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