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    Media and Journalism Awards: December 2014 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    December 5, 2014
    Photo by Iain Browne and used here with Creative Commons license.

    Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. 

    JANUARY 2015 DEADLINES

    Pulitzer Prizes
    Columbia University
    The Pulitzer Prize awards achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition.
    Deadline: January 25, 2015

    Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism
    The Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism was established by members of the Taylor family, who published The Boston Globe from 1872 to 1999, to encourage fairness in news coverage by American journalists and news organizations.
    Deadline: January 23, 2015

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    Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism
    The $20,000 Worth Bingham Prize honors investigative reporting of stories of national significance where the public interest is being ill-served.
    Deadline: January 23, 2015

    FEBRUARY 2015 DEADLINES

    Edward R. Murrow Awards
    Radio Television Digital News Association
    The award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism and are presented to news organizations.
    Deadline: February 3, 2015

    European Digital Media Awards
    World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
    The awards honor European publishers that have excelled in their digital offerings.
    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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    Livingston Awards for Young Journalists
    The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists honor outstanding achievement by professionals under the age of 35 in local, national and international reporting.
    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    New America Award
    Society of Professional Journalists
    SPJ’s New America Award honors public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities currently living in the United States. Although not required, collaboration with ethnic media is taken into account.
    Deadline: February 13, 2015

    Selden Ring Award
    University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
    The Selden Ring Award highlights the importance of investigative journalism in modern day reporting.
    Deadline: February 2015

    Society of Environmental Journalists Awards
    SEJ’s awards honor the best environmental journalism in seven categories, bringing recognition to the most important stories on the planet. Journalism broadcast or published in print or online is eligible.
    Deadline: February 2015

    Society of Professional Journalists Awards
    The Society of Professional Journalists has various awards for professional to collegiate journalists for excellence in various forms of media.
    Deadline: February 2015

    MARCH 2015 DEADLINES

    Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism
    University of Oregon
    The award honors journalists who inspire public trust and demonstrate exceptional journalism ethics behavior.
    Deadline: March 3, 2015

    DEADLINES DOWN THE LINE

    Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics
    One journalism or team will be recognized for reporting on a story or series with ethical excellence — by seeking and reporting truth, minimizing harm, acting independently, and remaining accountable.

    APME Journalism Excellence Awards
    Associated Press Media Editors
    The awards honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, televise band online news sites across the United States and Canada.

    Best of Photojournalism Competition
    National Press Photographers Association
    This long-standing visual journalism competition recognizes the most talented professionals in still, video, multimedia and editing.

    Data Journalism Awards
    Global Editors Network
    The awards is an international contest recognizing outstanding work in data journalism worldwide.

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    Hearst Foundation
    The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools.
    Deadlines: April 2015

    ICFJ Awards
    International Center for Journalists
    The ICFJ has various awards, including a news innovation award, which promotes the free flow of news and the open exchange of ideas, and an award for general excellence in journalism.

    I.F. Stone Awards
    The Investigative Fund
    Winners of the I.F. Stone Award will receive funding to cover the reporting costs of a project proposal, up to a maximum of $10,000; editorial guidance from Investigative Fund editors; access to such subscription services as Nexis and Accurint; and assistance with placement of the investigation in a print, online or broadcast outlet.

    Mirror Awards
    Syracuse University S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
    The Mirror Awards honor excellence in media industry reporting in various categories for various forms of media.

    Online Journalism Awards
    Online Journalism Association
    The Online Journalism Awards (OJAs) was launched in May 2000 to honor excellence in digital journalism around the world.

    Shorty Awards
    The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web.

    United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards
    The United Nations/Ranan Lurie
    The awards are granted for the best political cartoons reflecting the spirit and the principles of the United Nations.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.

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