1917 Pulitzer Prize


1917 Pulitzer Prize

The 1917 Pulitzer Prizes were the very first to be presented. There were only four categories - the others that had been specified in Joseph Pulitzer's bequest were phased in over the next few years.

Journalism Awards

*Editorial Writing:
**"New York Tribune", for an editorial article on the first anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, (no author named).
*Reporting:
**Herbert Bayard Swope, "New York World", for articles which appeared October 10, October 15 and from November 4 daily to November 22, 1916, inclusive, entitled, "Inside the German Empire."

Letters and Drama Awards

* Biography or Autobiography:
**Laura E. Richards and Maud Howe Elliott, "Julia Ward Howe".
* History:
**J.J. Jusserand, "With Americans of Past and Present Days"


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