To win journalism prize, online news sites no longer need to have a physical newspaper attached to entries.

This article titled “Huffington Post’s Pulitzer prize win marks a turning point for journalism” was written by Emily Bell, for The Guardian on Sunday 22nd April 2012 18.38 UTC

If someone had suggested six years ago that the time would come when the Huffington Post won a Pulitzer prize and the Washington Post didn’t, few in the relatively conservative world of the US press would have believed it.

It is six years since the Pulitzer prizes for journalism dipped a toe in the digital water by suggesting that elements of online material might be admissible for newspapers’ entries. In 2009 the requirement for there to be a newspaper attached to the entry was dropped, with “online news sites” allowed to enter. Last week when the winners were announced, the HuffPo did indeed win a coveted Pulitzer for national reporting, for the work of its military correspondent David Wood.

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