Pulitzer Prize Adds Audio Reporting as New Category
Podcasts can now win Pulitzers. That podcast your friend started but you haven’t listened to yet can now win a Pulitzer. Well, not really, but theoretically.
Today, the board of the much-esteemed Pulitzer Prize announced that it’s adding Audio Reporting as a new category for its journalism prizes in the next cycle. The award will be given to a podcast or radio show that serves as a “distinguished example of audio journalism that serves the public interest, characterized by revelatory reporting and illuminating storytelling.” As Politico’s Michael Calderone points out, this is the first new Pulitzer category since 2007.
“The renaissance of audio journalism in recent years has given rise to an extraordinary array of non-fiction storytelling,” said Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy in the circulated press release. “To recognize the best of that work, the Pulitzer Board is launching an experimental category to honor it.”