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Concerned About the Music Pulitzers? You Should Be.

I have no idea who put together this set of graphs, but holy cow, it raises more than a few questions about the Pulitzer Prizes in music. Just so you don't have to click through, here are the graphs:If you've been paying attention, you're probably not too surprised by the gender and race composition of those receiving awards. Show More Summary

The Post and Courier wins Pulitzer for series on “a state where the deck is stacked against women trapped in the cycle of abuse”

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for Public Service went to South Carolina’s Post and Courier for the chillingly effective series “Till Death Do Us Part,” about the state’s inadequate response to domestic violence.

10 powerful Toni Morrison quotes on race, love and life

Toni Morrison is one of the greatest living writers ever to lay pen to paper She's won a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and a Nobel Prize, and her 1987 book Beloved is regularly considered one of the best works of English literature in the 20th century. Show More Summary

CR Week In Review

The top comics-related news stories from April 18 to April 24, 2015: 1. Adam Zyglis wins the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Zyglis is the cartoonist at Buffalo News, and is part of the dying breed of staff cartoonists still set up out there. Show More Summary

Tom Tomorrow: What does it mean when a true outlier is a Pulitzer Prize finalist?

SOMETIMES, however rarely, the outlier manages to gain an inside track. And perhaps no first-time Pulitzer finalist has ever been more of an outlier than Dan Perkins.This week, of course, Buffalo News journalist Adam Zyglis won the Pulitzer...Show More Summary

‘Investigative reporting is obviously alive and well’ and other observations from first-time Pulitzer jurors

Pulitzer Medals. (Photo from Columbia University) This year, several first-time Pulitzer Prize jurors came from online news organizations and platforms, including Quartz, Twitter, Trove, The Marshall Project and The Texas Tribune. I spoke with three of them about their experiences judging the Pulitzers. Show More Summary

This Woman Just Won The 2015 Pulitzer Prize For Music

The Pulitzer Prize winners of 2015 were announced earlier this week, and there is one honoree that stands out from the rest of those awarded. Julia Wolfe is not a journalist or a writer, at least not in the way that most people think of the word. Wolfe is a composer, [...]

Outside of major markets, 12,000 jobs have disappeared in the last decade

The Washington Post Washington Post economic policy correspondent Jim Tankersley ran some numbers in an attempt to explain why two of this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners have gone to work in public relations. The answer? There are far fewer jobs in journalism throughout the United States now than there were 10 years ago. Show More Summary

Sports writers snubbed by the Pulitzer committee, again

Dave Anderson never expected the call. In 1981, the New York Times sports columnist learned he was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. “It really came as a surprise,” Anderson said. “I didn’t even know I was nominated.” Anderson,...Show More Summary

Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Winner for Poetry, on His Sudden Fame

Mr. Pardlo, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, discusses his life, his work and his neighborhood.

2015 Pulitzer Prizes: Behind Adam Zyglis’s banner year sits this little secret weapon.

MANY MONTHS before Adam Zyglis won a Pulitzer Prize this week, he helped develop a secret weapon. The journalist brought home a little something in the fall of 2013 that seemed to instill him with a certain power beyond most mortals:Read full article >>

Some Sustainability Reports are Little More than Thinly Veiled Public Relations Documents

It is Earth Day. I’ve been reading the Pulitzer Prize winning book Toms River.   This book documents the harm the chemical industry has done to the health of people in proximity to chemical plants, with a particular focus on a plant in Toms River New Jersey. Regulations in the chemical industry are [...]

‘Heidi Chronicles’ Revival With Elisabeth Moss & Jason Biggs, Will Shutter May 3

Usually the closing notices go up after the Tony nominations are announced. But poor business and no prospects of improvement have brought a quick end to The Heidi Chronicles, a revival of the Wendy Wasserstein Pulitzer Prize winner that was generally acclaimed by the critics but met with indifference by ticket buyers. Show More Summary

The winner for the best Pulitzer Prize lead is….

Let’s say you walk into a bookstore with about $25 dollars in your pocket on the prowl for a good read.  You pick up one volume, open to the beginning and read a short chapter called “Leaflets”: At dusk they pour from the sky.  TheyShow More Summary

If Only a Pulitzer Paid His Salary

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Rob Kuznia won a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism. But he’s no longer a journalist because he couldn’t earn enough to support himself. Now what?

Pulitzer Prize winner leaves journalism: ‘It was too difficult to make ends meet’

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Pulitzer prize honoring his work as a journalist came a bit too late for Rob Kuznia, who had to quit the profession because it didn’t pay enough. Kuznia, 39, was honored Monday for his reporting with the Daily Breeze, a 63,000 circulation newspaper in Torrance, California. His expose about...

Cartoonist Dan Perkins (aka Tom Tomorrow) announced as Pulitzer finalist for 'This Modern World'

At the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists in Washington, D.C. in 2012, Dan Perkins appears with Sparky the Penguin, his avatar and a leading character in his cartoon Tom Tomorrow. The Pulitzer Prize committee has announced...Show More Summary

The Pulitzer Prize Winner Who Walked Away From Journalism

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Rob Kuznia, 39, started Monday by getting into his 1989 Honda and driving to the train station, as he always does for his job in public relations at the University of Southern California. At noon, when the Pulitzer Prizes were set to be announced, Kuznia walked the campus, too nervous to sit at his desk. Show More Summary

The Glory and the Grandeur of Columbia University's Pulitzer Prizes

Being a writer and journalist myself, I've always wondered about winning the Pulitzer Prize. It can change your life, I've intuited correctly. Not anybody can win it. You have to really be on top of your game to win one. There are writers...Show More Summary

Looking at the Pulitzers…with Pride

Screengrab of Mike Pride, Pulitzer Prize Administrator, announcing the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners at a press conference held in the Pulitzer World Room, Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University. Ask Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride...Show More Summary

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