The Man Behind the Prize
You may have heard the title, written in gold stickers on book covers: "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize." But who was the man behind all that? Joseph Pulitzer was a journalist who shaped American newspaper journalism in the late 20th century. This year, it would be his 167th birthday! Joseph was born on April 10, 1847 in Mako, Hungary. As a young man, Joseph attempted to enlist in the army before emigrating to America.