Pulitzer Prizes to require electronic entries

Nov 30, 2011
Computer keyboards and mice can be seen in Berlin in 2010. Two years after opening up to online-only publications, the Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious US journalism awards, are ending the submission of entries on paper.

Two years after opening up to online-only publications, the Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious US journalism awards, are ending the submission of entries on paper.

The said Wednesday that entries in the 14 journalism categories for the 2012 competition must be submitted electronically.

Entries were previously submitted on paper in the form of a scrapbook.

"All entry material, ranging from stories to , graphics and video, must now be submitted in a digital form through a special Pulitzer entry site," the board said in a statement.

"The new system will streamline the submission process for entries, which number about 1,100 a year, and will make it easier for Pulitzer journalism and the Pulitzer Board to manage and judge the entries," it said.

The deadline for the 2012 prizes, which cover work during the 2011 calendar year, is January 25, 2012.

The board said the electronic submissions requirement does not apply to the book, drama and music prize categories.

The Pulitzer Prizes were first awarded in 1917 and are administered at Columbia University.

Online content from newspaper websites has been permitted in all journalism categories since 2006 but online-only publications were only allowed to submit entries in two categories until the rules were changed for the 2009 prizes.

Among the journalism prize categories are local reporting of , commentary, feature writing, investigative reporting, explanatory reporting and reporting on national or international affairs.

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Nerdyguy
not rated yet Nov 30, 2011
Funny stuff. Only in the traditional journalism business would this be considered "news".

I've also been switching over to these newfangled "electronic media", for about 15 years!

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