Pulitzers, in 1s and 0s

Hey, all you journalistic procrastinators: the deadline for submitting entries for the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes is this Monday. And since this year, for the first time, the prizes (which are administered, full disclosure, by Columbia’s J-School) will be accepting submissions from Web-only news outlets…your work no longer needs to be distributed via dead trees to be considered. (Hear that, VivaChuckTodd.com?)

So far, reports Editor and Publisher (via Romenesko), “at least five” Web-only outlets are expected to be submitting Pulitzer entries, among them The St. Louis Beacon, ProPublica, MinnPost, the Voice of San Diego, and the Center for Independent Media. And “likely there are many others.”

It’ll be interesting to see whether any of these outlets make it to the top of the Pulitzer pile—but we’ll have to wait a while to find out. Winners won’t be announced until April 20.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.