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Pulitzer Prizes to be announced after delay caused by virus

Pulitzer Prizes to be announced after delay caused by virus
Posted at 8:49 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 11:49:42-04

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts will be announced Monday after being postponed by the coronavirus outbreak.

The announcement of Pulitzer winners was postponed from April 20 to give Pulitzer Board members who were busy covering the pandemic more time to evaluate the finalists.

The awards luncheon that is traditionally held at Columbia University in May will be postponed as well.

Details of a fall celebration will be announced at a later date.

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism were first awarded in 1917 and are considered the field's most prestigious honor in the U.S.