DEADLINE: Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

Event Date: 
May 31, 2016

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 two $5,000 prizes, one to a local reporter in a developing country or nation in transition, and the other to a freelance journalist covering international news, to recognize independent and professional reporting that sheds new light on controversial issues. 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, 2016.

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