FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jack W. Mitchell
Center for Journalism Ethics Announces
2017 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics
NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics seeks nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics. Nominations are now being accepted for ethical decisions in reporting stories in any journalistic medium, including, print, broadcast and digital, by those working for established news organizations or publishing individually. Individuals or news organizations may nominate themselves or others.
The award focuses on current journalism and does not include books, documentaries and other long-term projects. Entries should involve reporting done for stories that were published or broadcast in 2016.
The award includes a $1,000 prize and travel expenses to accept the award and discuss the reporting at a ceremony in Washington D.C.
Judging committee chair Jack Mitchell says this award differs from other journalism prizes in its emphasis on ethical decision-making, “We seek outstanding reporting, of course, but will make our selection on how thoughtfully reporters and editors dealt with the ethical dilemmas they encountered in doing that reporting.”
Previous winners of the award include:
2016: Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan, Associated Press
2015: David Jackson, Gary Marx and Duaa Eldeib, Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune
2014: Adam Goldman, Matt Apuzzo and Ted Bridis, Associated Press
A graduate of UW-Madison, Shadid died in 2012 on a reporting assignment in Syria for the New York Times. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his courageous and insightful foreign correspondence. Shadid sat on the ethics center's advisory board and strongly supported its efforts to promote public interest journalism and to stimulate discussion about journalism ethics.