‘The Onion’ Is Trying to Win a Pulitzer

Does The Onion deserve to win a Pulitzer Prize? After publishing what might be their 1,000th issue as of this month (they aren’t entirely sure), the editors of the satirical newspaper think that it’s high time it was recognized– and they’ve launched an intense online campaign to make their dream a reality. Supporting their cause is a “a nonprofit watchdog group committed to exposing those who engage in improper journalism-award-giving” called Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes, as well as a random assortment of celebrities that includes Tom Hanks, Gayle King, Arianna Huffington, Mario Batali, and the president of Georgia. Click through to watch a PSA from AFAJP, and if you want to get involved, sign a strongly worded online petition to the Pulitzer Board here.

[via NYT]