Revkin's Dot Earth: The First Pulitzer Prize for Blogging?
Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Nisbet studies the role of communication and advocacy in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over over climate change, energy, and sustainability. Among awards and recognition, Nisbet has been a Visiting Shorenstein Fellow on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Health Policy Investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google Science Communication Fellow. In 2011, the editors at the journal Nature recommended Nisbet's research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism."
Blogs are already a central feature of mainstream news sites and their importance is only likely to grow. Just take a scan at the reporting, analysis, and commentary available at NYTimes.com and WashingtonPost.com.
So the question is...how long will it be until the Pulitzer prize committee recognizes the outstanding contributions of this major new outlet for "print" journalism?
And let me help begin the debate over inaugural winners. If there is a leading candidate, it's Andrew Revkin's work at the NY Times' DotEarth. Supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, Revkin launched the blog last year and it has quickly become the top site for coverage, analysis, and commentary on climate change.
A New Media Pulitzer for coverage of the world's biggest looming threat? Sounds like a nice start to the future of the award.
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