Editor & Publisher’s Mark Fitzgerald talks to veteran Wall Street Journal and Economist Group journalist Roy J. Harris Jr. about the Pulitzer Prizes, and the chances of online-only journalism being in among the winners this year.
More than a decade ago, in 1999, the Pulitzers opened entries to online content, and in the past two years has eased eligibility requirements for entries by online-only news organizations. Yet, no entry that appeared only on the Web has ever won a Pulitzer.
“It’s one thing to have press release from the Pulitzer organization that we welcome online entries,” Harris said. “But when you go a couple of years without anyone winning it – that sends a signal too.”