Dana Canedy Named Administrator of Pulitzer Prizes

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YORK (AP) — Dana Canedy, who won a Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

This undated image shows Dana Canedy. author of “A Journal for Jordan.” Canedy, who won a Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times, was named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes 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. (Naum Kazhdan/The New York Times via AP)

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.

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.

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