Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes were established as an incentive to excellence in journalism, literature, music and drama by Hungarian-born American journalist Joseph Pulitzer. Based on his deep interest in the progress and elevation of American journalism and his visionary acumen, Pulitzer created in his 1904 will these prestigious awards in a "noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people." Having written his will broadly enough, Pulitzer gave the overseer advisory board discretion to integrate changes that now include awards for online journalism.

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Faculty Year
Sarah Cohen
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Investigative Reporting Category
2002
Stephen Doig
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Public Service Category
1993
Leonard Downie
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Washington Post received 25 Pulitzer Prizes and three Gold medals in Public Service during his tenure as executive editor.
Bert Hoelldobler
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Nonfiction Category
1991
Jacqueline Petchel
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Public Service Category
1993
Walter Robinson
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Public Service Category
2003