The news industry's Oscars are in. Though there are many other awards that recognize good, great and distinguished work, it is the Pulitzer name and brand that still connotes the highest accolades of the year.
We spend most of our time these days, understandably, writing about daily journalism's busted business model. It's worth taking a moment to make several quick observations about today's prize announcements:
- What's busted about journalism is the daily business model, not the journalism. The journalism has always had its high and low points. We fete the high ones, lampoon the low ones and try to do better next week and next year.
- Look at the list, and you notice several things about the newspapers named.