How many times has a Pulitzer Prize been awarded to an alternative newsweekly? Seven.
From the Village Voice in 1981 to The Stranger in 2012, here’s a brief history of alt-weekly Pulitzer Prize winners:
- 1981: Teresa Carpenter, The Village Voice for Feature Writing.
- 1986: Jules Feiffer, The Village Voice for Editorial Cartooning.
- 1994: Lloyd Schwartz, The Boston Phoenix for Criticism.
- 2000: Mark Schoofs, The Village Voice for International Reporting.
- 2005: Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week for Investigative Reporting.
- 2007: Jonathan Gold, L.A. Weekly for Criticism.
- 2012: Eli Sanders, The Stranger for Feature Writing.