NYU Journalism Institute Launches The Reporting Award for Coverage of Underreported Topics in the Public Interest


New York University s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has established The Reporting Award to support a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects of public interest.

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has established “The Reporting Award” to support a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects of public interest.

“Rather than merely recognizing outstanding journalism, NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute will be a force behind bringing it to life,” said Brooke Kroeger, the institute’s director. “Shrinking newsrooms have diminished the ability of news organizations to conduct the vital public affairs reporting that was once commonplace. Especially now, as resources become far too scarce, the nation’s academic journalism programs can and should play a significant role in bolstering the reporting of topics of enormous public interest. This is our contribution.”

Starting this year, a selection committee will choose one recipient based on an application, due by December 31, 2009 that that clearly delineates the proposed project and its completion timeline. The recipient will be announced January 31, 2010 and the project submission deadline is no later than August 31, 2010. Details and the online application form are available here. For more information, email thereportingaward@nyu.edu.

The award includes a stipend of $2,500 upon selection as the competition winner and an additional $10,000 upon timely completion and submission of the work, provided the Institute’s awards committee judges the work acceptable. The winner will also have use of the Institute’s facilities as well as NYU’s libraries and other scholarly resources. In addition, the program will fund up to $6,000 of NYU journalism graduate student assistance. The Institute will publish the completed work either alone or in partnership with another media outlet.

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