The announcement of this year’s winners of the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. The organizers announced yesterday in New York that the winners should not be announced on April 20, but on May 4 via online live stream.
“There are many high-ranking journalists on the front line of the Pulitzer Prize who are currently on the forefront of informing the public about the rapidly developing corona pandemic,” said head Dana Canedy. Thanks to the postponement, they would now have more time to judge the finalists for the price. The awards ceremony, which is normally held at a festive event at Columbia University in May, is slated to be postponed until autumn.
The Pulitzer Prizes will be awarded for the 104th time this year. 14 of the 21 price categories are reserved for journalistic works, from investigative stories to photos to caricatures. The award is also given for literature, music and theater. The winners are selected by a jury based at Columbia University in New York.