Pulitzer Board Changes Rules, Cites Willamette Week's Winning Entry as Factor

december 8, 2005  10:11 am
Amendments to the Pulitzer rules announced Wednesday will allow newspapers to submit online-only material for consideration in all 14 journalism categories. In a Washington Post article, Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler pointed to last year's prize-winning entry from Willamette Week in the investigative reporting category as a factor in the board's decision to make the changes. The old rules forbid Willamette Week from submitting the story that was published on its Web site the day before its award-winning article appeared in print.