February 19th, 2010
05:25 PM ET
Think the National Enquirer is just a checkout-line tabloid? Think again.
While the reputation of the publication hasn't always been sterling, it's still in the running to receive a Pulitzer Prize for its breaking coverage of the John Edwards scandal.
The Enquirer is nominated in two categories: Investigative Reporting and National Reporting.
This news comes after initial reports that the Enquirer's submission packet would be tossed out because of a variety of technicalities, one of them being a quibble over whether or not the Enquirer is actually a newspaper or more of a magazine. Prize rules indicate that the Pulitzer can only be given to a newspaper or news site that is published at least on a weekly basis.
However, it has since been determined that the Enquirer is a newspaper, and therefore will be judged in the competition accordingly.
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