NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes have a new administrator.
Mike Pride is the former editor of the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire and has served as co-chair of the Pulitzer board. The board and Columbia University in New York, which administers the prizes, announced his new post Tuesday.
The 67-year-old Pride was named editor of the Monitor in 1983 and led the paper to several awards, including a Pulitzer in 2008 for feature photography.
Board chairman Danielle Allen cites Pride's commitment to free press and community journalism as making him ideal for the job.
Pride calls the Pulitzers "a beacon, defining and championing the values of a free press" in a changing media landscape.
He replaces Sig Gissler, who is retiring. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.