Jeanine Butler, Director/Producer                                    Butler Films / The Newseum 2016

How do you cover 100 years in 12˝ minutes? That was the question when we set out to make a short film to celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes.

We wanted a film that paid homage to the past but also conveyed the present and pointed to the future. We wanted the film to reflect the four themes of our celebration, all subjects of much prize-winning work over the years: Social Justice and Equality, War and Peace, The Presidency, and Power and Accountability.

We turned to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., for help with the film. We invited several Pulitzer Prize winners for on-camera interviews. Jeanine Butler, who heads Butlerfilms, produced and directed the film. Nancy Earle, our centennial coordinator, tracked the project in its every detail.

The result, which debuted last Thursday night during the Poynter Institute’s Pulitzer centennial marquee event, will be shown at events around the country throughout the rest of the year.

Here we share it with you.

Thank you,

Mike Pride, Administrator, The Pulitzer Prizes

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, the Newseum will update its exclusive Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery with new photographs and new ways to experience the stories behind the images. 

PHOTOGRAPHS  "Burst of Joy" by Slava Veder, a 1974 winner.

The Pulitzer Prizes at 100 was Awarded a Gold Medal at the 2017 New York Festival's World’s Best TV & Films



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