Joseph Pulitzer and The World

The Newspaper World > The Pulitzer Prize

Pomeroy Burton

Members of the Staff will Please Note

New York, mimeographed typed document, July 13, 1899

World Papers, Box 12

With this notice, Acting City Editor Pomeroy Burton announced to the staff of the World that cash prizes would be given “from time to time, to those who produce the best results in the paper.” Thus began what has become Joseph Puliltzer’s most famous legacy, The Pulitzer Prize.

Gift of Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.


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