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DECEMBER, 1997

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Pulitzer Prizes
http://www.pulitzer.org/navigation/index.html
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12+ & Professionals

B+ CONTENT:
The main feature of this site is an archive of Pulitzer Prize-winning works. Users will find photos, editorial cartoons, music clips, and the full text of all winning articles from 1995 - 1997. There are plans to update the site to include complete archives for earlier years, though the winners since 1917 are listed.

A AESTHETICS:
The main page is a cover page with an image of Joseph Pulitzer. The subsequent pages use columns and a black menu border on the left side with an index-card-type layout could delete to label sections of the site. This gives the site a very neat and organized appearance.

B+ ORGANIZATION:
The left-side menu bar lists the sections of the entire Web site. Each page has either a newspaper look with hyperlinks in the columns or a layout similar to an index card filing system. The user clicks on the "tabs" of the cards to view another section.

REVIEW:
The Pulitzer Prizes are annual awards for achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music. The prizes in letters are for fiction, history, poetry, biography (or autobiography) and general nonfiction. The prizes are named for Joseph Pulitzer, an American newspaper publisher, who endowed what is now the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and the Pulitzer Prizes. Currently, the site features a complete archive of winners and nominees from 1995 to 1997. The extensive archives include full works of the winners, which can be a series of articles, a photo or series of photos, music or video clips. Each winner's section features a synopsis of the winning piece, a list of the other nominated works, a more detailed look at the work, a biography of the winner(s) and information on the jurors. There are plans to update the site to include complete archives for earlier years, though the winners since 1917 are listed. This would be a good site for journalism, language arts, drama, music and English teachers and students to use for selecting works to study.