The National Press Foundation has established an important new award for journalism that explores the federal government’s effect on business and economic life in America. The award, temporarily named “the Feddie,” will come with a cash prize of $5,000 and lesser amounts to runners-up. The Feddie will be presented for the first time at the 2011 Annual Awards Dinner.
Applications should showcase journalistic work that shows originality, depth of reporting and an appreciation of the business and economic issues involved at both the federal and local levels. This can be achieved through one story or a series of related stories. The award can be in any format – video, online, print or broadcast – and must have been produced between October 1, 2009 and October 1, 2010.
Examples of story topics applicable for this award include:
- A situation where the federal government issues regulations for locally-based industries, and says funds will follow. The funds do not follow and the locality is fined for non-compliance.
- Coverage of the federal government working successfully with local business to find new markets for locally-made products, resulting in employment increases and an improved tax base.
Deadline for applications is Thursday, November 11 at 5 pm and must be submitted through our online form available at:
If you have questions about this award or the application process, contact Kerry Buker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-7282.
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