NH editor leaving his job as Pulitzer Prize administrator
NEW YORK (AP) — Dana Canedy, who won a Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.
Canedy, who also is the author of the memoir "A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor," was named to the post Tuesday by the board and Columbia University in New York, which administers the prizes.
She replaces Mike Pride, editor emeritus of the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, and starts July 17.
Pride became the head of the committee in 2014, and it announced his departure this spring. He made several changes to the renowned competition, including opening it up to online and print magazines.
In a news story about his move published by the committee on March 13, Pride said, “this job has restored my faith in the future of journalism, but it is time for me to return to my happy state of retirement."
At the Times, Canedy was a business reporter, Florida bureau chief and a special adviser to the Times's CEO and executive editor. As a special projects reporter and editor, she was a lead journalist on "How Race Is Lived in America," the series that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.