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.
Content from an organization’s website, even if online-only, should be entered in these categories.
1. General Excellence
Choose four pieces of work that exemplify a news organization’s quality, strength and consistency 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.
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.
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.
Reporting that: a) does not require a time element to be relevant; and b) demonstrates creative approaches to writing and/or presentation.
Enter the contest here.
Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University
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