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Pulitzer Prize
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Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is a United States literary award given out each April. Recipients of the award are chosen by an independent board and officially administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in the United States. The prize was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher in the late 19th century. The very first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on June 4, 1917.

The name Pulitzer is often mispronounced. The correct pronunciation, according to administrators of the prize, should sound like "Pull it, sir."

Awards are given out in journalism, and in arts and letters. Only United States-based newspapers or daily news organizations are eligible for the journalism prize.

These are the Pulitzer Prize category definitions in the 2004 competition:

There are also five letters (books) categories: There are two other humanities categories that have been added:

There have also been a number of Special Citations and Awards.

In addition to the prizes, Pulitzer fellowships are awarded to four outstanding students of the Graduate School of Journalism as selected by the faculty.

Discontinued Awards

Over the years a number of Pulitzer prizes have been discontinued. These are:


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