Study: Female Journalists Need Top-Notch Qualifications to Win a Pulitzer

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University of Missouri journalism professor Yong Volz and Chinese University journalism professor Francis Lee examined biographies of all 814 Pulitzer winners from 1917 to 2010 and found that “the majority of the 113 female Pulitzer Prize winners enjoyed access to greater resources than the average male winner.”

Beyond talent and hard work, majoring in journalism, earning a graduate degree from a prestigious institution such as an Ivy League university, a metropolitan upbringing, and employment with an elite publication such as the New York Times were among the things females needed to achieve this highest professional recognition.

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