Static view of content

The Pulitzer Prize rules have been changed again to open the door a bit wider to online content, although the contest continues to be limited to "newspapers published daily, Sunday, or at least once a week during the calendar year." The contest now will consider "a full array of online material -- such as databases, interactive graphics, and streaming video -- in nearly all of its journalism categories."

However, the online material "must depict its original publication on the Web, not its subsequent update or alteration." That's a distressingly static approach in an increasingly conversational world and locks out some great new approaches to doing serious journalism on the Web.


I don't see how this "depict its original publication" rule could be verified or enforced. Seems like a trash-can rule to me.