The esteemed Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday afternoon for accomplishments in journalism, but long before the winners were divulged the New York Times was behaving like it had already won.
Near the breast of Monday’s paper it included a small segment with details about a Facebook Live interview with its 2017 winners, as Poynter called out.
The post from the working paper responded, “How does it feel to get a Pulitzer Prize? Ask The Times’s recently announced 2017 winners yourself…” It went on to plug the Live session with the winners.
The NYT told Poynter “its been” “a mistake, combined with a little bit of hopeful thinking.”
The paper went on to earn as a squad in the international reporting list, while scribe C.J. Chivers scooped one for piece writing. The newspaper likewise picked up an accolade for divulging story photography.
As the Associated Press reports, news organizations often get wind of their makes before they are officially announced.