Tuesday, April 19, 2016


The Pulitzers’ 100th

“Newspapers should have no friends.” 

—Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), newspaper baron and founder/benefactor of the annual prizes for journalistic excellence, first awarded 1916

Editorial Comment: Neither fear nor favor.
The 2016 Pulitzer Awards, NYTimes

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1 comment:

  1. Alert WORDster Joseph Benham adds perspective, writing:

    After the town editor succeeded in drinking himself to death, his cronies discovered in his boarding-house room that his few belongings were essentially worthless.

    Back on the street, they fanned out and began passing the hat, hoping to raise enough money for a casket and burial.

    When they met the town banker and asked, "Sir, would you contribute a dollar to help bury our editor?" the banker pulled out a ten-dollar-bill and snapped, "Here! Bury ten of the S.O.B.s!"

    —Joseph B