Pulitzer Prize

An American award for journalism

History of the Pulitzer Prize

Joseph Pulitzer left in his will to Columbia University that $250,000 would be left to start a journalism school and also to give an award to the best journalist. The awards are still given out every April.

Categories

  • Public Service
  • Breaking News Reporting
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Explanatory Reporting
  • Local Reporting
  • National Reporting
  • International Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Commentary
  • Criticism
  • Editorial Writing
  • Editorial Cartooning
  • Breaking News Photography
  • Feature Photography

There are 8 categories in Letters and Drama

  • Fiction
  • Drama
  • History
  • Biography or Autobiography
  • Poetry
  • General Non-Fiction
  • Music
  • Novel