Journalist Marjorie Miller Elected Administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes

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Journalist Marjorie Miller Elected Administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes

Marjorie Miller, Vice President and Global Enterprise Editor at the Associated Press, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes after a broad search. The appointment, effective April 11, was announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board and by Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger. Before joining the AP, Miller was the Foreign Editor for the Los Angeles Times when the paper won a Pulitzer Prize for its Russia coverage and was a finalist for its Iraq War coverage.

"Marjorie Miller has spent her long and successful career covering the complex and consequential forces shaping our global society," said President Bollinger, who is also a Board member. "I cannot think of a better steward for the Pulitzer Prizes, which celebrate excellence in journalism, arts, and letters and recognize the powerful, public service role they play in promoting tolerance, advancing the search for truth, and protecting the free exchange of information and ideas."

The Pulitzer Prizes were established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, who left money to Columbia University upon his death in 1911. A portion of his bequest was used to found the School of Journalism in 1912 and establish the Pulitzer Prizes, which were first awarded in 1917.

The 19-member Pulitzer Board is composed of leading journalists or news executives from media outlets across the U.S., as well as five academics or persons in the arts. The dean of Columbia's journalism school and the administrator of the prizes are non-voting members. The chair rotates annually to the most senior member or members.

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