Pulitzer Prize winners include some women, still mostly men

The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today. Of the winners, a whopping 5 are women, while only 16 men made the cut this year. Step up dudes, you’re really falling behind in making every journalism award all about you. It’s like women are almost a third as valuable as men to journalism and the arts!

The winners include Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, who won the Local Reporting prize for their coverage of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Notably, there were no awards in Editorial Writing or Fiction this year. Which seems a little insulting to everyone working in those fields, no?

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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