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U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition

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Pulitzer Prize: U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category is awarded a gold medal.

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White House Warns WaPo Reporters: We're Building A 'Very Large' Dossier On You [Video]

White House Warns WaPo Reporters: We're Building A 'Very Large' Dossier On You

The Trump administration has announced it is going after a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter and other journalists who report things it dislikes. According to CNN, the White House said..

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One photographer's intimate view of the presidency

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An unprecedented lens on the White House

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Oprah Winfrey announced "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by author Isabel Wilkerson as her newest book club selection. Winfrey and Gayle King discuss the book's timely message about..
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Fact check: Charles Krauthammer did not accuse Obama of forming 'shadow government'

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'Hamilton' movie to premiere on Disney+ July 3, instead of 2021 theatrical release

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Doris Kearns Goodwin on the qualities of an effective leader

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From 2004: Toni Morrison on a writer's life

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