Web News Declared Eligible for Pulitzer Prizes

Board keeps up with 'the changing media landscape'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2008 2:43 PM CST
Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie Jr. holds up Pulitzer Prize medallion as he announces that the paper won six 2008 Pulitzers.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Pulitzer board has expanded its criteria for award-worthy journalism to include Internet-only publications, Editor & Publisher reports today. While Pulitzers will be available to web outlets, sites must be “text-based” and publish original content at least weekly to be considered. The board made changes in an effort to “keep up with the changing media landscape,” Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler said.