Morning Media Mix: Pulitzer Pain

Daniel Okrent. (Photo via Getty Images)

Daniel Okrent. (Photo via Getty Images)

Daniel Okrent, the wise and cranky former public editor of the New York Times, thinks it was “idiotic” for the Pulitzer committee to not give an award for feature writing this year. “The notion that there was no prize-quality feature-writing this year doesn’t imply there’s anything wrong with feature writing; it just suggests there’s something wrong with the prize committee.’’ (DailyNewsGems)

Nate Silver says Pulitzer Prizes don’t help newspapers keep readers. (FiveThirtyEight)

Will conservatives watch Stephen Colbert? Billy O’Reilly—our nation’s preeminent media expert—doesn’t think so. (Huffington Post)

Ann Friedman compiles a list of 16 women whose digital startups deserve the same kind of attention Vox, Ezra Klein’s new venture, is getting. (Columbia Journalism Review)

The International Women’s Media Foundation announces a new award in honor of Anja Niedringhaus, the German Associated Press photographer who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan earlier this month. (PDF)