DEADLINE: Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

Event Date: 
May 31, 2017

The annual Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, underwritten by the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and Reuters, and administered by the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, will award three $5,000 prizes to recognize independent and professional reporting that sheds new light on controversial issues:

  • a Local Reporter award that recognizes the often over-looked work of journalists in developing nations or countries in transition who write about events in their homeland. 
  • a Freelance award for those journalists who travel to the world’s conflict zones, usually at great personal risk, to witness and report the impact and consequences of events.
  • A News Fixer award rewarding local journalists and/or experts, hired by a visiting foreign reporter or news organization, whose guidance and local knowledge materially benefited the content, impact and reach of the stories submitted.

Stories can focus on conflict, human-rights concerns, cross-border issues, or any other issue of controversy in a particular country or region. The awards were created to honor Kurt Schork, an American freelance journalist who was killed in a military ambush while on assignment for Reuters on May 24, 2000, in Sierra Leone. Applicants will be asked to submit a body of work (up to three articles) that demonstrates professionalism, meets international journalistic standards, and gives evidence that courage and determination played a role in generating the articles. Further details and entry forms are available at the web site. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

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