Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize
Current: 2023 Pulitzer Prize
Obverse and reverse sides of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service gold medal, designed by Daniel Chester French in 1917
Awarded forExcellence in newspaper journalism, literary achievements, musical composition
CountryUnited States
Presented byColumbia University
First awarded1917
Websitepulitzer.org Edit this at Wikidata

The Pulitzer Prize (/ˈpʊlɪtsər/[1]) is an award administered by Columbia University for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature, and musical composition within the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher.[2] As of 2023, prizes are awarded annually in twenty-three categories.[3] In twenty-two of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017).[4] The winner in the public service category is awarded a gold medal.[5][6]

  1. ^ "FAQ". The Pulitzer Prizes. Columbia University. Retrieved April 15, 2019. 24. How is 'Pulitzer' pronounced? The correct pronunciation is 'PULL it sir.'
    The pronunciation /ˈpjuːlɪtsər/ PEW-lit-sər, even if considered mistaken, is quite common, and included in the major British and American dictionaries.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference history was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Board Announces New Book Category". Pulitzer.
  4. ^ "Pulitzer Board raises prize award to $15,000". The Pulitzer Prizes. Columbia University. January 3, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Topping, Seymour (2008). "Administration". The Pulitzer Prizes. Columbia University. Retrieved January 31, 2013. Updated 2013 by Sig Gissler.
  6. ^ "The Medal". The Pulitzer Prizes. Columbia University. Retrieved January 31, 2013.

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