Who wins the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting? Cumulative advantage and social stratification in journalism

  title={Who wins the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting? Cumulative advantage and social stratification in journalism},
  author={Yong Z. Volz and Francis L. F. Lee},
  pages={587 - 605}
Robert Merton’s theory of cumulative advantage posits that the initial status advantages one acquires can successively lead to greater opportunities in career advancement. This study examines the cumulative effect of individual and institutional factors on the likelihood of one’s success in international reporting, an area commonly considered as the mark of an ultra-elite in journalistic stratification. Analyzing a sample of 814 Pulitzer winners whose life courses and career progressions are… Expand

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