Awards

NPF Awards

The National Press Foundation celebrates the best of journalism with its annual awards. These prestigious and highly coveted awards go to journalists across the media spectrum. The award winners will be honored at NPF’s annual awards dinner on Feb. 11, 2016.


Innovation in Journalism Award


The Innovation in Journalism Award celebrates news organizations that are transforming journalism while maintaining the integrity and standards that make journalism an essential part of a free society. The winner will be selected by a special committee of NPF judges to recognize organizations or individuals who are pioneering new ways of storytelling. Recent examples include NYT’s multimedia chronicle of the Tunnel Creek avalanche, “Snowfall,” and NPR’s true-crime podcast “Serial.” Nominations are being accepted from journalists and news organizations, as well as judges and NPF Board members.

For more information, and to apply for this award, CLICK HERE.




Best Use of Technology in Journalism Award


The Best Use of Technology In Journalism Award recognizes individuals or organizations that use groundbreaking tools and technology to change the news media landscape as we know it. The competition is open to anyone at a news organization, including reporters, editors, front- and back-end developers, social media producers, data scientists, reporters, editors or others involved in producing cutting-edge digital journalism. Judges will take into consideration both the quality of the journalistic work and the innovative use of technology. A vendor or technology partner (examples: DataMinr, Storyful, etc.) may apply if submitted jointly with a news organization that used their technology.

For more information, and to apply for this award, CLICK HERE.




Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award


The National Press Foundation established the Editor of the Year Award in 1984 to recognize significant achievements that enhance the quality of journalism in the United States. The award is open to an editor at any level at any U.S.-based news organization. It recognizes imagination, professional skill, ethics and an ability to motivate staff -- qualities that produce excellence in media.

For more information, and to apply for this award, CLICK HERE.

Take a look at the acceptance speech by Gilbert Bailon, the 2014 winner of the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award.




Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons


In 1989 Florence Berryman, former art critic of The Washington Star, endowed an annual award in memory of her late father and brother, both Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists. The Berryman Award is open to editorial cartoonists in the U.S. for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect.

For more information, and to apply for this award, CLICK HERE.

Take a look at the acceptance speech by Clay Bennett, the 2014 winner of the Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning.




Everett McKinley Dirksen Awards for Distinguished Reporting of Congress


The Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress was created in 1980 in honor of the late Republican Senator from Illinois. The award is intended to recognize individuals whose work shows thoughtful appraisal and insight into the workings of the U.S. Congress.

For more information, and to apply for this award, CLICK HERE.

Take a look at the acceptance speech by Drew Griffin, one of the 2014 winners of the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award.




Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism


In 1987 the National Press Foundation received a generous bequest from the late Sol Taishoff, founder and editor of Broadcasting Magazine and a veteran of electronic journalism. The foundation created this prestigious award for distinguished service to broadcast journalism, whether during a lifetime of service or during an exceptional year’s work.

For more information and to apply for this award, CLICK HERE.

Take a look at the acceptance speech by George Stephanopoulos, the 2014 winner of the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.




Feddie Award

In 2010, the National Press Foundation established this award to recognize the federal government’s effect on business and economic life in America. "The Feddie" award is open to any journalist at a U.S.-based news organization.

For more information about this award, CLICK HERE.





Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism


The National Press Foundation created the W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award to honor persons who have, through their vision and leadership, strengthened American journalism and furthered the efforts to establish quality in American journalism.

For more information about this award, CLICK HERE.

Applications are not accepted for this award.

Take a look at the acceptance speech by Alberto Ibargüen, the 2014 winner of the W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award.




Chairman's Citation

The recipient of the Chairman’s Citation is selected at the sole discretion of the NPF chairman. It confers recognition on individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the traditional categories of excellence. Applications are not accepted for this award.

For more information about this award, CLICK HERE.




Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing


Each year, the National Press Foundation presents the Thomas L. Stokes Award to a journalist for the best writing on the subject of energy. The Stokes Award was established in the spring of 1959 by friends and admirers of the late Thomas L. Stokes, the syndicated Washington columnist on national affairs. It was to be given annually for the best writing "in the independent spirit of Tom Stokes" on subjects of interest to him including energy and natural resources.

For more information about this award, CLICK HERE.

Take a look at the acceptance speech by Bloomberg News, the 2014 winner of the The Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing.


Fellowships



Lawrence Stern Fellowship at the Washington Post


Laurence Stern was a highly respected editor at the Washington Post. He died in 1979. This internship was set up in his honor by friends in the Washington and international journalism communities. The money was originally managed by the Washington Journalism Center on behalf of the Stern Fellowship. In 1993 the Washington Journalism Center became a part of the National Press Foundation, which assumed the fund management. Each year the Washington Post selects a British journalist who works in Washington during the summer.

For further information, contact the Executive Editor's office at The Washington Post (202-344-6000).




Evert Clark / Seth Payne Award for Young Science Writers


The award is intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding journalism in all fields of science. It is given each year in memory of journalists Ev Clark and Seth Payne, who offered friendship and advice to a generation of young reporters. The winner receives $1,000 and expenses to attend ScienceWriters2016, which combines the annual National Association of Science Writers workshops and CASW's New Horizons in Science briefings.

For further information, and to apply for this award CLICK HERE.




Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists


Each year, the National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships to two journalists based in the U.S. for the annual October "Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists," at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The fellowship includes full tuition, housing, most meals and round trip transportation.

For further information, and to apply for this fellowship CLICK HERE.

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