Just in time for the demise of print (or maybe in recognition of it) the blogosphere has finally been made official! At least in the eyes of the Pulitzer Prize board, and really, (unless you are Sam Zell) does it get more official than that? Ha. According to the press release the Prizes “have been expanded to include many text-based newspapers and news organizations that publish only on the Internet.” Meaning, among many other things, we suppose we’d better start paying more attention to our spelling and grammar. There’s also this:
The Board also has decided to allow entries made up entirely of online content to be submitted in all 14 Pulitzer journalism categories…While broadening the competition, the Board stressed that all entered material — whether online or in print — should come from United States newspapers or news organizations that publish at least weekly, that are “primarily dedicated to original news reporting and coverage of ongoing stories,” and that “adhere to the highest journalistic principles.
How long till someone makes the argument for Perez do you think? In keeping with the day thus far we have posted the entire press release after the jump.