Call for entries for 2012 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism
Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is currently taking nominations for the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. The award is given to the individual or team of journalists, working for a U.S.-based media outlet, who best displayed moral, ethical or physical courage in the pursuit of a story or series of stories.
All submissions - which may be local, national or international in scope - must have been published during the 2012 calendar year.
The winner receives a $5,000 prize and a medal bearing the likeness of Joseph Medill, who spent more than 40 years during the mid-19th century as editor, publisher and owner of the Chicago Tribune. The award is shared for a team entry. Last year, David Jackson and Gary Marx, veteran investigative reporters at the Chicago Tribune, received the award for their series, “Across the Border, Beyond the Law: Flaws in the justice system help fugitives cross America’s borders and avoid capture.”
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
Print entries should be submitted in 8.5x11 format for easy handling by the judges. Please include four copies of all material. Television entries should submit four DVDs. Radio entries should submit four CDs. Online entries should provide a URL. Please include a brief description of how the entry displays courage, a biography of the nominee, as well as contact information for the nominee and nominator.
Entries should be sent to:
Medill – Northwestern University
1845 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2101
Entries become the property of Medill and will not be returned. For more information about the award, please visit http://bit.ly/elEDni.