Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist Scott Shaw
Scott Shaw is a Pulitzer Prize recipient for his work in Photojournalism. The Pulitzer Prize is an award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music. There are 21 awards given each year and two of those are in photography.
Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer established the Prize. His innovative New York World and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reshaped newspaper journalism. Pulitzer was the first to call for the training of journalists at the university level in a school of journalism. He specified “four awards in journalism, four in drama, one in education, and four traveling scholarships.” After his death, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded June 4, 1917; they are now announced each April.
Other Pulitzer Prize winners include:
- John F. Kennedy
- Robert Frost
- Paul Simon
- Eugene O’Neil
- Robert E. Sherwood
- Carl Sandburg
- Thorton Wilder
- Eddie Adams
- John Updike
- Tennessee Williams
The board makes all prize decisions. The 20-member board consists mostly of major newspaper editors and executives, along with six academics including the president of Columbia University and the dean and administrator of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.