Something to look forward to in 2020: the Pulitzer Prize Board has announced a new experimental category, Audio Reporting.
“The renaissance of audio journalism in recent years has given rise to an extraordinary array of non-fiction storytelling,” says Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy. (Hello, Ira Glass. Hello, Sarah Koenig.) This new category will honor “a distinguished example of audio journalism that serves the public interest, characterized by revelatory reporting and illuminating storytelling.”
Radio programs, podcasts, and news organizations will be eligible to be entered. For all you audio journalists, the submission period starts in just ten days. (More information is available on the Pulitzer Prize website.) For everyone else, now you have something to say to that one friend who begins every sentence with, “So, I was listening to this podcast the other day…”