Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting

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The Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting is awarded to an example of "local reporting that illuminates significant issues or concerns."[1][2] This Pulitzer Prize was first awarded in 1948. Like most Pulitzers the winner receives a $10,000 award.


The Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting was first awarded from 1948 until 1952. Beginning in 1953, two awards for Local Reporting were given out by the committee, for Local Reporting, Edition Time and for Local Reporting, No Edition Time.

In 1964 the Local Reporting Pulitzers were again renamed to "Local Investigative Specialized Reporting" and "Local General or Spot News Reporting."[citation needed] These prizes existed until 1984, when they were done away with.

In 1985, several new Pulitzer Prizes were introduced, the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism (later renamed "Explanatory Reporting"), the Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting (later renamed "Breaking News Reporting"), the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, and the Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting. None of these prizes were reserved specifically for local reporting.

In 2006, the prize committee announced that the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting was going to be replaced by a recreated Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting.[3] Debbie Cenziper of The Miami Herald became the first reporter to win the re-created Pulitzer for Local Reporting.

The Pulitzer Committee issues an official citation explaining the reasons for the award.


From 1948 to 1952[edit]

From 2007 to present[edit]


  1. ^ 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winners - LOCAL REPORTING, Citation
  2. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Local Reporting". pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  3. ^ The Pulitzer Prizes - Entry Forms
  4. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation". pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  5. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation". Pulitzer.org. April 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Local Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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