Pulitzer Board Convenes

Joe Strupp writes up the secrecy and the intrigue surrounding this week’s selection of the Pulitzer Prizes in New York.

“One of the reason finalists are never formally revealed until the winners are announced is because the board has the power to move finalists from category to category, choose a winning entry that was not even picked as a finalist by the juries, or demote a finalist out of the competition entirely. Board members also have the discretion to choose no winners in a particular category, or give the prize to more than one,” he reports.

The selection board, including Thomas Friedman and Donald Graham meet tomorrow and Friday, then the answers/winners are announced next Monday.