Dana Canedy to Oversee Pulitzer Prizes


Dana Canedy
Dana Canedy (Eileen Barroso)

Dana Canedy, a former senior editor at the New York Times, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

The appointment, effective July 17, was announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board and by President Lee C. Bollinger.

A native of Kentucky, Canedy was a lead journalist on How Race Is Lived in America, a Times series that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001. She is also the author of the best-selling memoir A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor, which draws heavily from diary entries that her late partner, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, addressed to their infant child, Jordan. King was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006.

As administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Canedy succeeds Mike Pride, editor emeritus of New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor, who retired this summer after three years in the position. The Pulitzer Prizes, which celebrate achievement in journalism, letters, drama, and music, were established by Graduate School of Journalism founder Joseph Pulitzer in 1917.