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The Pulitzer Prizes: Patterico Qualifies; Dog Trainer Doesn’t

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 7:01 pm

Another entry from the “Kicking the L.A. Times While They’re Down Department”:

Bad news for the L.A. Times: the Pulitzer Prize committee is now allowing submissions for online-only content:

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honor the work of American newspapers appearing in print, have been expanded to include many text-based newspapers and news organizations that publish only on the Internet, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced today.

The Board also has decided to allow entries made up entirely of online content to be submitted in all 14 Pulitzer journalism categories.

Woo-hoo! Patterico is in!

The news gets worse for The Times. Pay special attention to the bolded language:

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.”

Ouch. The L.A. Times is out!

(Via L.A. Observed.)

9 Responses to “The Pulitzer Prizes: Patterico Qualifies; Dog Trainer Doesn’t”

  1. that adhere to the highest journalistic principles.”

    Ouch. The L.A. Times is out!

    Are any newspapers eligible?

    JD (059bab)

  2. No no, Patterico. The LA Times will decide what “highest journalistic principals” really are. They will be joined by the New York Times, Dan Rather, and maybe even the late great Joe Goebbels. Only pieces with anonymous sources can qualify for the new Pulitzers. I say this will be a good first step. And if you can’t plagiarize you can’t be a real reporter.

    howard432 (cc8b85)

  3. This is such a low bar, even the Dog Trainer will qualify.

    Another Drew (e451ab)

  4. Also, Patterico, when I tried to train my dog by showing him your offering he just sat nicely and didn’t bark at all. You’ve completely taken their market from them.

    ras (fc54bb)

  5. Actually, there have been a few blogs over the years that might have got Pulitzers. LGF’s Rathergate blink test for one.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  6. So where does paying ones bills fall into this?

    TC (0b9ca4)

  7. “…that adhere to the highest journalistic principles.”

    That probably should have been a requirement from day one. Glad to see that the Pulitzer people are finally adopting that standard.

    Dave Surls (501b57)

  8. […] Pulitzer’s nod to shifting technology: “Woo-hoo, Patterico is in! … Ouch, L.A. Times is out!” […]

    Jules Crittenden » T.P. (98837e)

  9. Patrick, you’re a lawyer. Certainly you should recognize lawyerly language? The “highest journalistic principles” could mean “the highest presently available” which could easily qualify even the NY Times for Pulitzer eligibility. Hell, Dan Rather is feeling good about his prospects.

    Antimedia (b9c916)

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