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Pulitzer Prizes, annual awards for achievements in American journalism, letters, and music. The prizes are paid from the income of a fund left by Joseph Pulitzer to the trustees of Columbia Univ. They have been awarded each May since 1917 on the recommendation of an advisory board comprising journalists, the president of the university, with the dean of the graduate school of journalism as secretary. Fourteen awards are given in journalism—$5,000 each for general news reporting, for investigative reporting, for national reporting, for international correspondence, for editorial writing, for editorial cartooning, and for spot news photography, feature photography, commentary, criticism, feature writing, explanatory journalism, specialized reporting (sports, business, science, education, or religion), and a gold medal for distinguished and meritorious public service in journalism. Special citations may also be presented for journalistic excellence and initiative in other categories. The prizes in letters, of $5,000 each, are for fiction, nonfiction, drama, history, biography, and poetry; works with American themes are preferred. The $5,000 musical composition award was added in 1943. Of four traveling scholarships (of $5,000 each), three are to graduates of the Columbia school of journalism and one is for a journalism student for criticism. Pulitzer directed that the winners "study social, political, and moral conditions of the people and the character and principles of the foreign press."

See studies by W. J. Stuckey (1966) and J. Hohenberg (1997).

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Pulitzer Prize. Prizes in Amer. journalism, letters, and mus. awarded since 1943 under will of the publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911). Administered by Columbia Univ., NY. Mus. prize (for comp.) incl. award of $500, and earlier a travelling scholarship of $1,500 was given to a student to enable him or her to study in Europe. Since 1970 mus. critics have been eligible for award for criticism.

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Pulitzer Prize Annual US awards presented for outstanding achievement in journalism, letters and music. The cost is met by the income from a trust fund left by Joseph Pulitzer to the trustees of Columbia University. The first prize was awarded in 1917. There are prizes for fiction, drama, US history, biography, poetry and musical composition.

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Pulitzer Prize an award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music, of which there are thirteen made each year. The Pulitzer Prizes were established by provisions in the will of the Hungarian-born American newspaper proprietor and editor Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911).

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Pu·litz·er Prize • n. an award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music. There are thirteen made each year.

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PULITZER PRIZES. SeePrizes and Awards: Pulitzer Prizes.

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