The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism  is awarded by the New York Public Library to the author(s) of outstanding, full-length books resulting from print, broadcast, or electronic journalism that impacts public consciousness and policy around an important current issue.
Winner receives a $15,000 prize. Book must be scheduled for original publication between January 1 and December 31. Books may be nominated by publishers, agents, or journalists and must be accompanied by the nomination form available online. Books may not be nominated by their authors. Nomination deadline: October 1, 2016.