Pulitzer Prize to recognise online only outlets

The Pulitzer Prizes are set to recognise online only publications. The 2009 awards are in April and will take into account “text-based newspapers and news organizations that publish only on the Internet.”

“We continue to keep an eye on the changing media scene and try to make appropriate adjustments as we go along,” he told AFP.
“There’s an evolutionary aspect to the Pulitzer Prizes going back through history,” Gissler said. “We added photography in 1943, for example, and we added explanatory journalism, and we started allowing online content as early as 1999.” link

The Pulitzers are U.S. only and will only consider publications that publish at least weekly and are “primarily dedicated to original news reporting and coverage of ongoing stories.” The deadline for 2009 competition entries is February 1.