The Pulitzer Prize is an award given to people with outstanding achievement in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and music compositions by Columbia University in United States.
The award was initiated in 1917. It is named after Joseph Pulitzer who was a successful newspaper publisher and got administered by Columbia University.
It is an annual award given in 21 categories. The awardees receive a certificate along with US $15,000 as cash in twenty categories whereas winner in Public Service category is honored with a gold medal.
Joseph Pulitzer, a newspaper publisher offered his will of $250,000 to Columbia University to launch a journalism school and inaugurate the Pulitzer Prize. Initially, he categorized award into following:
- Four awards in journalism
- Four in letters and drama
- One in education
- Four traveling scholarships
He passed away on 29 October, 1911. The first award of Pulitzer was given on 4 June,1917.
2021- WINNERS LIST (MOST IMPORTANT)
|PUBLIC SERVICE||NEW YORK TIMES||JOURNALISM ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC|
|FICTION||LOUISE EDRICH||THE NIGHT WATCHMAN|
|POETRY||NATALIE DIAZ|| POSTCOLONIAL LOVE
|DRAMA||KATORI HALL||THE HOT WING KING|
|HISTORY||MARCIA CHATELEIN||FRANCHISE: THE GOLDEN ARCHES IN BLACK AMERICA|
| MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN,
ALISON KILLING &
CHRISTO BUSCHEK – THE
|REPORTING ON CHINA’S MUSLIM DETENTION CAMP|
SPECIAL AWARD &
COVERAGE ON GEORGE