The New Yorker Is the First Magazine to Win a Pulitzer

Two, in fact.

One year after the Pulitzer Prizes opened up some categories to magazines, The New Yorker became the first title to earn the honor. And, of course, being The New Yorker, it did so with pizzazz — the magazine won two Pulitzers.

New Yorker staffers Emily Nussbaum and Kathryn Schulz won Pulitzers for Criticism and Feature Writing, respectively.

In a memo to staffers, New Yorker editor David Remnick wrote, “This year’s results are simply astounding — and a source of immense pride.”

“This is a day of celebration at The New Yorker, first and foremost for these writers, who are so deserving,” continued Remnick. “And I know they join me in celebrating, as well, everyone here who has worked with them on their pieces and on this Thing of Ours.”