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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  1. Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Though if you haven’t read the piece for which Eli Sanders just won (for feature writing), “The Bravest Woman in Seattle” you really ought.

    No, it’s not written by a woman, but about one, but it’s pretty amazing.

    http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/the-bravest-woman-in-seattle/Content?oid=8640991

    • Posted April 17, 2012 at 10:00 am | Permalink

      Thank you for posting that too! I left a comment on another section recommending it. It’s heavy reading, but hopefully it will get more notice here. A truly amazing story.

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