Division I: Digital

Posted By Spring Eselgroth

Group Digital 1: Up to 2.5 million unique users per month

Group Digital 2: More than 2.5 million unique users per month

A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF)

Submit entries as permalink URLs.

Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, graphics.

1. General Excellence

An entry will consist of a digital news organization’s URL, plus four permalink URLs of work from 2012 that illustrates a digital news organization’s quality and strength over time.

2. Breaking News

Coverage of a single news event on the day it breaks. Can be reactive reporting, or proactive news broken by a reporter or news organization’s reporting staff.

3. Investigative

In-depth, enterprise reporting that: a) presents important and necessary information that was unknown to the general readership/viewership and was unavailable from other sources before publication; b) demonstrates an obvious need for change in law/policy/behavior.

4. Explanatory

Defined as in-depth reporting that presents, defines, unpacks, and simplifies a single important topic and/or news event in a way that allows the reader/listener/viewer to understand it more clearly.

5. Feature

Reporting that: a) does not require a time element to be relevant; and b) demonstrates creative approaches to writing and/or presentation.

6. Commentary

Reported coverage that reflects the point of view of a writer, writers and/or news organization. Category includes unsigned editorials, individual columns and blogs.

Entrants should choose their best four examples and submit them as permalink URLs.

For unsigned editorials, names of editorial board members must be included in the list of contributors.

Enter the contest here.

SABEW - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University

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E-mail: sabew@sabew.org

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