Salon and the Pulitzers

We didn't win, but that doesn't mean we weren't honored

Published April 14, 2010 6:15PM (EDT)

Everyone who enters the Pulitzer Prizes believes they deserve to take home the prize -- as we did, for example, when we nominated Mark Benjamin's exemplary investigation into Arlington National Cemetery's shocking failures. Although we didn't win, we still have reasons to be proud.

This year -- the first time we decided to fully identify as a news site and enter the Pulitzers instead of the National Magazine Awards -- the Pulitzer Board acknowledged our hard-earned place in the media universe by inviting two of our staffers to its nominating juries: editor Joan Walsh helped select the finalists for the commentary category; and our book critic Laura Miller spent much of the past year keeping tabs on the best novels (which she also does, naturally, for Salon) so she could help winnow the thousands of nominated titles down to a mere three. Short of winning, being closely involved in the Pulitzer process is something to be awfully proud of, too.

By Richard Gingras

Richard Gingras is the CEO of Salon Media Group.

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