Here’s the secret list of journalists who start judging the Pulitzer Prizes today

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, at right
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, at right
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Today at Columbia University in New York, deliberations begin to determine which works of American journalism published last year are deserving of Pulitzer Prizes, the most coveted award in news. The list of journalists who sit on the Pulitzer nominating juries is supposed to be kept secret until the awards are unveiled, but we’ve obtained 44 of their names, along with titles and affiliations, which we’ve published below. (It’s likely an incomplete list: Last year, 77 people sat on the nominating juries for journalism Pulitzers.)

“We regard any jury list as confidential and do not condone its release,” Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzers, said last night by email.

The nominating juries convening today are supposed to pick three finalists in each of their respective categories. The winners are selected by the Pulitzer board, whose names are public. Most winners get $10,000 and bragging rights in the clubby world of US newsrooms.

The journalism Pulitzers are open to newspapers and online-only news sites (like Quartz, though we didn’t enter). Magazines, radio stations, and TV shows aren’t eligible. Pulitzers are also awarded for the arts, through a separate judging process.

(Quartz last month published the confidential list of people attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Got another list that merits publishing? Please feel free to get in touch.)

Partial list of jurors for the journalism Pulitzers

‘s denote previous Pulitzer winners

David Rohde 
Columnist and reporter

Amy Ellis Nutt 
Staff writer
The Star-Ledger

Carol M. Stark
The Joplin Globe

Traci Bauer
VP digital strategy and development
The (Rochester, New York) Democrat and Chronicle

Thomas E Franklin
Multimedia and video producer, staff photographer
The (Bergen County, New Jersey) Record and Herald

Rachel Smolkin
Deputy managing editor

Kevin Merida
Managing editor
The Washington Post

George Rodrigue 
VP/Managing editor
The Dallas Morning News

Jan Touney
Executive editor
Quad-City Times

Cate Barron
VP of content
PA Media group

Steve Breen 
Editorial cartoonist
San Diego Union-Tribune

Roy Gutman 
Europe bureau chief
McClatchy Newspapers

Ellen Nimmons
Assistant international editor
Associated Press

Jill Williams
Deputy managing editor, features, entertainment, and new products
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

David Joyner
VP content
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Walter V. Robinson
Professor of journalism
Northeastern University

Paul Cheung
Global interactive editor
Associated Press

Rick Hirsch
Managing Editor
The Miami Herald

Peter Bhatia
The Oregonian

Paul Anger
Editor and publisher
Detroit Free Press

Paul D’Ambrosio
Director, news and investigations
Asbury Park Press

Laura Amico
CEO and editor
Glass Eye Media and Homicide Watch

Mary Jordan 
The Washington Post Live

Shawn McIntosh
Deputy managing editor
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mark Lorando
Director of metro content
The (New Orleans, Louisiana) Times-Picayune

Ziva Branstetter
Enterprise editor
Tulsa World

George Getschow
Writer in residence
The Mayboro Graduate Institute of Journalism

Raju Narisetti
Deputy managing editor
Wall Street Journal/Head of WSJ Digital Network

Mark E. Russell
The Orlando Sentinel

Lincoln Millstein
Executive vice president
Hearst Newspapers

Sherry Chisenhall
The Wichita Eagle

Randy Lovely
Senior VP/News and audience development
Republic Media, The Arizona Republic

John Hassell
VP of content
Advance Digital

Gary Putka
US team leader, projects and investigations

Kevin Dale
News director
The Denver Post

Bob Davis
The Anniston Star

Greg Borowski
Senior editor, projects and investigations
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Barbara Davidson 
Staff photographer
Los Angeles Times

Joshua Benton
Director, Nieman Journalism Lab
Harvard University

David Callaway
Editor in chief
USA Today

Nancy Barnes
The (Minneapolis) Star Tribune

Kathleen Best
Managing editor
The Seattle Times

Mike Wilson
Managing editor
Tampa Bay Times

Judy Walgren
Director of photography
San Francisco Chronicle