Pulitzer Prize Winner and Rejected Application Developer Gets Resubmission Request
Mark Fiore got a phone call from Apple requesting that he submit again his application NewsToon for re-evaluation.
He submitted his application last year but was rejected in December as being “defamatory”. The application is a collection of political spoof animations.
The twist came, Fiore became the first online-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize after he took the plum for Editorial Cartooning this week for his work in SFGate.com.
He received the call from Apple after a public outcry occurred when he revealed his story. He actually felt guilty for getting preferential treatment because he won an award.