OSA Archivum at CEU Awarded the Joseph Pulitzer Memorial Prize

OSA Archivum at CEU Awarded the Joseph Pulitzer Memorial Prize

The OSA Archivum at CEU has been awarded the Joseph Pulitzer Memorial Prize in the “History of the Press” category for 2009. The annual award, established in 1989 to honor Hungarian-born Joseph Pulitzer, recognizes outstanding achievements among Hungarian journalists working in either print or online press. The ceremony was held this Sunday, March 21, 2010.

OSA received the prize for its presentation of “Was there a 1989?,” a year-long online project dedicated to publishing documents and materials related to the regime changes, most of which had been previously unavailable to the public. These materials included transcripts of radio broadcasts, news agency releases, secret police surveillance reports, press surveys, television news items, excerpts from documentary films and photographs, as well as audio recordings and transcripts of meetings of party organs and opposition groups. Istvan Rev, Director, OSA Archivum at CEU, received the prize at the ceremony.