[ pool-it-ser, pyoo-lit- ]
/ ˈpʊl ɪt sər, ˈpyu lɪt- /
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Joseph, 1847–1911, U.S. journalist and publisher, born in Hungary.



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What is a Pulitzer?

Pulitzer is a short name for the Pulitzer Prize, one of the annual prizes awarded for excellence in journalism, photojournalism, fiction and nonfiction books, drama, poetry, and music. Along with writers and artists, some prizes are also awarded to news publications. They are primarily awarded to U.S. citizens and U.S.-based publications.

Winning a Pulitzer is widely considered one of the most prestigious honors in these fields, especially for U.S. journalism.

How is Pulitzer pronounced?

The correct pronunciation of Pulitzer is PULL-it-sur (not PYOOL-it-sur).

When is the Pulitzer awarded?

The 2021 Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced on June 11, 2021.

The Pulitzer Prizes are most commonly announced in late May.

More information and context on the Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Prizes were established through the 1904 will of Joseph Pulitzer, an influential Hungarian American journalist and publisher in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The prizes were first awarded in 1917.

Finalists and winners are chosen by the Pulitzer Prize Board and the announcement of the awards is administered by Columbia University. Judges on the prize committee include writers, editors, and publishers.

Though it is awarded in some of the same fields, the Nobel Prize is not affiliated with the Pulitzer Prize.

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How is the Pulitzer discussed in real life?

The Pulitzer Prize is commonly called the Pulitzer for short. It is considered a highly prestigious award, especially in the field of U.S. journalism.



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The Pulitzer is awarded only to journalists.

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British Dictionary definitions for Pulitzer

/ (ˈpʊlɪtsə) /


Joseph. 1847–1911, US newspaper publisher, born in Hungary. He established the Pulitzer prizes
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