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2014 Pulitzer Prizes Announced (FishbowlNY)
The Pulitzer Prizes celebrate the best of the best, and Monday we learned the latest recipients of journalism’s highest honor. TVNewser The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of The Guardian have won the award. They will share the Public Service award for their series of stories on NSA surveillance, as revealed by Edward Snowden, an NSA contractor who gave the top-secret information to the news organizations. The Pulitzer committee said the journalism was “marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.” Politico Snowden immediately declared the decision “a vindication.” The reporting on the former government contractor’s leaks was led by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewan McAskill at The Guardian, Barton Gellman at the Post, and Laura Poitras, who worked with both newspapers. NYT The Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and wounded at least 260. The Post won a second award, for explanatory journalism. Eli Saslow, 31, a staff writer, won for a series of articles on American families that rely on the federal food stamp program. GalleyCat Author Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her book The Goldfinch. The novel about an orphan also won Amazon’s Best Books of the Month “Spotlight Pick” in October 2013 and was shortlisted for 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Vevo Denies Myspace Deal

Poor Myspace. First everyone abonded it for the cool, new guy on the block Facebook. Then it started losing money by the handful. Now, as News Corp. practically begs someone to take it, the one company that seemed to match up with Myspace perfectly – Vevo.com – has publicly denied any interest in the website.

PaidContent has an interview with Vevo’s CEO Rio Caraeff, and one of the first things he mentions is the Myspace rumors:

I’ve seen that reported. Our strategy is to focus on growing organically, building a global brand. We’re not in conversations to make that [MySpace deal] happen – it’s not something that there’s any substance to.

Keep your head up Myspace. Someone will love you again, we’re sure of it.