Who Was Joseph Pulitzer?
"Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light." — Joseph Pulitzer
The Pulitzer Prize honors the journalistic prowess of the Hungarian-born newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer, who played a pivotal role in creating the world's first journalism school at the University of Missouri and the prestigious Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917—six years after his death—and while many notable writers, dramatists and journalists have received the prize, John F. Kennedy remains the only Pulitzer Prize–winning president. His book, Profiles in Courage, won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.
Meet this year's Pulitzer Prize for Letters winners