Eye on the Prize by Alexander Spangher et al, Columbia Journalism School

IN COLLABORATION WITH CJR, a team of Columbia Journalism School students transformed our Pulitzer demographics database into an interactive graphic. This project, part of a graduate course on media writing and storytelling taught by the editors of CJR, allows users to explore the Pulitzer data more deeply, examining diversity in terms of individual and aggregate winners, as well as over time, with the click of a button. Users can also see criticism, public service, and international Prizes broken out by publication, topic, and geographic location, respectively. You can learn more about our data-gathering methodology here. The graphic below is a living visualization that can be updated each year when the Pulitzers are announced, allowing CJR to track changes in Prize demographics far beyond 2016.