Sig Gissler, the administrator of the pulitzer prizes, said this is "not unusual"—it's occurred 11 times before.
For the Times, which had won four pulitzer prizes in 2013, the Snowden slip-up was a bitter pill to swallow.
Under his direction, the Sun-Times won six pulitzer prizes and the Daily News one.
A series of prizes awarded annually since 1917 for high achievement in American journalism, literature, drama, and music. They were endowed by the newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.