Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thoughts on the Pulitzer Prize

The New York Times won five Pulitzer prizes, including one for breaking the story on the Eliot Spitzer scandal.

Now that the New York Times has a surplus of prizes, can it finally give up the prize for Walter Duranty's reporting from the Soviet Union?

If the New York Times is going to win the Pulitzer for breaking the story of Spitzer and the call girl, does the National Enquirer have a legitimate gripe about being passed over for breaking the adultery scandal involving former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards?

According to CNN, this is the first year all of the prizes were open to online-only journalists and publications. Of course, none of them won.

(Of course, Wisconsin bloggers can win the MacIver Institute prize worth $500.)