NEW YORK, NY – The Pulitzer Prize Committee at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize to a fake news story for the very first time.
JankyVision.com’s ersatz investigative journalism piece won for the compelling story of drug cartels moving their operations over to more lucrative printer ink.
“The bogus article and accompanying fabricated photojournalism was hard-hitting, insightful, engaging, and totally worth a slight pause while scrolling through social media,” said Pulitzer Committee Chair Walter Dimsdale. “It made us think a moment before moving on to the next thing.”
The Printer Ink Cartel piece also holds the honor of being the first-ever unanimous decision by all judges on the panel.
“It was that good,” said Dimsdale. “We look forward to many more years of spurious dispatches from JankyVision.”