Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pulitzer Prize and its origin

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PULITZER prizes: 

Awards provided every year in the United States tothe best work in journalism, fiction, drama, poetry, history, biography or autobiography. The prizes are paid with income from a fund created by Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) and it manages the University of Columbia, since 1917. The awards are presented following the recommendations of a specialist directory.
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Dramatic winning photo of a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 Kevin Karter
Pulitzer was born in Hungary. After emigrating to the United States, in 1883, he bought the newspaper World in New York where he developed aggressive methods of journalism, using illustrations, unusual news, crusades against corruption, cartoons and a remarkable Sunday supplement. It became his daily defender of just causes, although he had detractors and enemies.
From 1880 he suffered a gradual blindness, he lived most of the time in a boat, to become a legendary and exotic figure. Died, he left a fortune to graduate school in journalism from Columbia University.
One of his most famous phrases:
«The free press should always advocate for progress and reforms. Never tolerate injustice or corruption.
Fight demagogues of all signs. Not belong to any party.
Opposed to class privilege and public plunder. Offer your sympathy to the poor and be always devoted to the public good".
Article translated for educational purposes from: Planeta Sedna 

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