Dan Gillmor, who was the first person I know to identify personal brand blogging as a category (We The Media, Grassroots Journalism by the people, for the people), released snippets of a white paper he wrote for the Pulitzer Prize Committee as part of their exploration into allowing web-only sites into their journalism and media competition. His post is well worth a read, but I am going to highlight some of his points here:
- The prize needs to evolve to stay relevant.
- Include digital-only, and English-language reporting
that didn’t originate in the United States.
- Create new categories
- Do away with the distinction between newspapers and other media, Reward the best work in journalism, defined in the broadest possible way.
Dan’s full post is here; interested to see how much further the Committee goes over next 3 years–there is so much potential impact.