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Helping Others Think: A Tribute to Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. at 80

A friend reaching fourscore seems an appropriate occasion to supplement the normal birthday greetings with a tribute, at least when the friend is not simply a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer and former syndicated columnist but...Show More Summary

Undocumented Immigrant Journalist Vargas Released

Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning undocumented immigrant who was detained by immigration authorities, has now been released. “As an unaccompanied child migrant myself, I came to McAllen, Texas, to shed a light on children who parts of America and many in the news media are actively turning their backs on. But what I [...]

Journalist Jose Vargas, symbol of immigration debate, detained

Journalist and immigrant advocate Jose Antonio Vargas, who worked for years and even won a Pulitzer Prize as an undocumented immigrant, was being held by the U.S. Border Patrol in South Texas on Tuesday.

Two-Time Washington Post Pulitzer Prize Winner Gene Weingarten Crushes SI for LeBron PR

last weekSports : The Big Lead

As you’re abundantly aware at this point, LeBron James announced his decision to return to Cleveland last Friday in a (...)

Bush Tax Cuts Made Americans $6.6 Trillion Poorer, Costing $48,000 Per Person, Report Says

The George W. Bush tax cuts, enacted in 2001, were supposed to deliver an era of growth and prosperity for Americans, but according to a new study by a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and columnist, the Bush tax cuts actually cost Americans a staggering $6.6 trillion in personal wealth over the first 12 years they

Bruce Norris’ ‘The Qualms’ Pam MacKinnon At Helm, Rounds Out Playwrights Horizons Season

Bruce Norris, whose Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, returns to Playwrights Horizons next spring with The Qualms, which opens Sunday (July 13) at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The New York edition will begin previews May...Show More Summary

6 Quick Tips for Creating Useful Content Fast

You do not need to be a Pulitzer Prize winning writer to create content. You just need to be efficient.

Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Female Protagonists

McDormand, who will star as Olive, optioned the Pulitzer Prize winning novel five years ago. read more

Putting Numbers in Context: Give Dana Milbank a Pulitzer Prize

Regular readers of Beat the Press know that I go into the stratosphere when I see a news story or column that uses numbers in the millions, billions, or trillions and doesn't provide any context, like relating it to the total budget if it's a tax or spending item. Show More Summary

Leading Black Producers on Broadway Adapt Film ‘Black Orpheus’

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage and Tony-Award winner George C. Wolfe are looking to ride the Brazilian wave energized by the World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics by bringing the film Black Orpheus to Broadway, the Associated Press reports.

CBS, NBC Push Puff Pieces on Pot, Dream of ‘Light Up and Write Up’ Pulitzer Pot Prize

On Monday, all three broadcast network morning news shows gave mention to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Washington state with sales set to begin on Tuesday. In particular, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today devoted...Show More Summary

The Same Old March

Several years ago, Barbara Tuchman, an American Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, wrote a book about the "march of folly." Her idea was that there are many times when people pursue policies and decisions which are against their best interest in the long run. Show More Summary

Pulitzers have to ‘change with the times,’ new administrator says

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The process behind choosing Pulitzer Prizes is pretty secretive, but the new administrator for the Pulitzers, Mike Pride, has been close to that process and seen the changes it’s been through in recent years. “When you see how it works, … Read more

Former Newspaper Editor to Oversee Pulitzer Prizes

Mike Pride, who edited The Concord Monitor from 1983 to 2008, will become the new administrator for the prizes, Columbia University announced.

Mike Pride Named Pulitzer Administrator

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Mike Pride, the former editor of New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor, has been named the Pulitzer Prizes’ new administrator. Pride joined the Pulitzer board in 1999 and served as its co-chair in 2008, his final year on the board. During Pride’s tenure as editor of the Monitor, the paper won the New England Newspaper of the Year Award 19 times. Show More Summary

From the archives: Sig Gissler, Pulitzer administrator 2002-2014

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Sig Gissler, left, is toasted by Seymour Topping during a reception honoring Gissler’s appointment as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2002, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Sig Gissler announced his retirement as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes in … Read more

Pulitzer names Mike Pride new administrator

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Mike Pride is the new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Columbia University announced Tuesday. Pride, the former editor of the Concord Monitor “led his small New Hampshire newspaper to national prominence and served as co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board,” … Read more

Robo-Journo = Pulitzer?

Can a robot-journalist win a Pulitzer Prize? Will humans be sidelined in the media? "With DocumentCloud, journalists at newspapers such as The Guardian and The Washington Post have been easily able to plot dates from disparate documents...Show More Summary

What are the achievements of Gwendolyn Brooks?

Gwendolyn Brooks is the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Brooks poetry is influenced by the Great Migration and later the Black Power Movement.

Q&A with Mara Hvistendahl, author of And the City Swallowed Them

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Mara Hvistendahl, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Unnatural Selection, recently spoke to us about her new short ebook, And the City Swallowed Them, an excerpt of which we published on Shanghaiist last week. And the City Swallowed Them tells the story of Canadian model Diana O'Brien, who was murdered in Shanghai in 2008. [ more › ]

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