The Pulitzer Prize is an award given to one of the highest contributors to American newspaper journalism, literary achievements and honor, and musical composition. It was established in 1917 according to the will of American journalist Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by the Pulitzer Prize Selection Committee at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Currently, awards are awarded in 21 categories each year, and the winner receives a certificate of US$10,000.
Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-born American newspaper publisher, left a will to Columbia University to establish an award along with the establishment of a journalism college. Pulitzer leaves $250,000 for awards and scholarships. Pulitzer decided to award four scholarships to study abroad, four for journalism, four for literature and theater, and one for education. After his death, the first Pulitzer Prize was held on June 4, 1917, and the winners are announced every April thereafter. There are also rare occasions to receive the award twice, such as the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John F. Barnes for writing about the war in Kosovo and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded in various categories since it was first held. Below is a list of the categories awarded in 2016. There are 14 categories in the journalism category.
Breaking News Reporting
Breaking News Photography
There are six divisions in the field of Feature Photography literature.
Biography or Autobiography
There is one division in the field of General Non-Fiction music.
In addition to the Music Award, it provides scholarships to study abroad for four of the students of the journalism graduate school.
It also receives Special Citations and Awards from occasional occasions.
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(English) Pulitzer Prize - Official Website