Pulitzer Prizes

Dana Canedy with short brown hair and a steel blue blazer

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Dana Canedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former senior editor at The New York Times, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.
Eugene Robinson
Columbia University announced today that Eugene Robinson, associate editor and columnist of The Washington Post, has been elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board.


What: The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners and nominated finalists will be announced on Monday, April 10 at 3 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT). The announcement will be livestreamed at Pulitzer.org.

Mike Pride Pulitzer Prize Judge
Mike Pride, former editor of the Concord Monitor who helped guide the Pulitzer Prizes through their centennial year, will retire as administrator this summer.
Harper's Weekly Joseph Pulitzer Cartoon
When Gwendolyn Brooks won a Pulitzer for "Annie Allen," she became the first African American to win. When Sinclair Lewis won for "Arrowsmith," he refused it—the only time that has happened. These are just a few of the anecdotes shared in a new exhibition.
Joseph Pulitzer Painted by John Singer Sargent

Joseph Pulitzer painted by John Singer Sargent; Courtesy Columbia University Archives

When newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer contacted Columbia with a notion about founding a journalism school in 1892, the trustees turned him down. Journalism was not quite respectable at the time, and Pulitzer owned the often-sensational New York World.
Pulitzer Prizes Awarded at Columbia University
The Pulitzer Prize Board is launching a series of events all across the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the prizes. Grassroots Pulitzer-themed programs are scheduled throughout 2016. Larger marquee events will be held in four major U.S. cities:
Gregory Pardlo, Columbia teacher, student, and Pulitzer Prize winner

Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Gregory Pardlo, a poet and writer, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry this week for his second book of poems, Digest. His award has a special distinction at the University, where the Journalism School administers the prizes: he is both a faculty member and a student here.

New York, N.Y., July 1, 2014 – Mike Pride, the former editor of the Concord Monitor who led his small New Hampshire newspaper to national prominence and served as co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Sig Gissler, who helped move the Pulitzer Prizes more deeply into the digital age, will retire as administrator this summer, Columbia University announced today.