Public Radio Journalists: Call for Entries for the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize
Eligible works will have been broadcast or published between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016. The $5,000 Schorr Prize — sponsored by WBUR and Boston University, and funded by Jim and Nancy Bildner — recognizes a rising star in public radio and seeks to inspire a new generation of journalists to stretch the boundaries of the medium.
Submissions may focus on any local, national or international news issue significant to the listening public. The work may be presented in the form of a produced news story, podcast, news feature, documentary, series on a single topic or an investigative report. Complete guidelines are online.
The award is named after the late Daniel Schorr, who gave American journalism a lifetime of commitment through his insight, intelligence and integrity. Schorr believed strongly in supporting talented journalists as they rose through the ranks of public radio.
The selected Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize winner will be honored at the annual WBUR Gala which takes place on May 15 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, Mass.
Past winners include WAMU Reporter Patrick Madden (2015); Reporter Devin Katayama, now a reporter for KQED, San Francisco (2014); WBEZ producer Becky Vevea (2013); KUNC reporter Grace Hood (2012); NPR host David Greene (2011); NPR reporter Ailsa Chang (2010); reporter Chana Joffe-Walt, who covers global economics for NPR’s multimedia project “Planet Money” (2009); former NPR defense correspondent Guy Raz, now the host of the “TED Radio Hour” (2008); and NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan (2007).
All entries must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 3, 2017.