The Olympics have “demonstration sports.”
Why shouldn’t the Pulitzer Prize — awarded annually to the best journalism and writing in 21 categories — embrace blogs, if only on a provisional basis?
In fact, in December 2008, the Pulitzer began considering content published in online-only news sources.
Adding a category — or several — for best blog writing is the next, incremental step.
You’d certainly speculate that, at least measured by sheer output, blog posts now dwarf every other journalistic forum.
And guess what?
Amidst all that chaff, there’s more and more wheat . . .
P.S.: Although it’s not quite as mutable as the S&P 500, the Pulitzer’s categories have regularly changed since its inception in 1917, mostly in response to evolving technology (“Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting,” anyone?).