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2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

On June 11, newsrooms gathered virtually and, in some cases, in person as Pulitzer Prize Board co-chairs Mindy Marqués and Stephen Engelberg revealed this year’s list of winners on a live stream. Despite a tough year for newsrooms, the Pulitzer Board did not see a drop in submissions. In fact, Marqués said they received 1,173 total entries for 2021, which is a slight increase compared to the past two years.
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Amplify Utah Focuses on Diverse Voices

The Salt Lake Tribune, along with the nonprofit Amplify Utah and Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), have partnered to write and publish stories that highlight the state’s diverse communities and engages with young readers.

Philadelphia Inquirer Launches 'A More Perfect Union' Series

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently launched a yearlong, multiplatform journalism project called “A More Perfect Union” that will explore the racist origins, practices and consequences of American institutions that were born in Philadelphia—beginning with an examination of the newspaper itself.

Thirty North American Newsrooms Join the Facebook Accelerator

In April, Facebook kicked off their latest Accelerator programs for North American publishers. Centered on reader revenue, the programs include the Subscriptions Accelerator and the Memberships Accelerator. Thirty news organizations were chosen for this year’s program

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Chowan Herald Publisher Sean O’Brien has named a new management team for the North Carolina newspaper. “We are pleased to welcome an experienced and dedicated team to Edenton to lead …
The Daily News (Bowling Green, Kentucky) recently announced changes within its leadership team, including the naming of Scott Gaines as publisher and the transition of Pipes Gaines to publisher …
Emily Walsh has been named president of the Observer Media Group, continuing a multigenerational lineage at the helm of the Florida media company. Matt Walsh, Emily Walsh’s father, said he …
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