Shadid Ethics Award nominations sought

Shadid Ethics Award nominations sought
Award expanding nationally
Deadline: March 3

The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists shares this press release from the UW-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Anthony Shadid Award will recognize ethical journalism

MADISON – The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics seeks applications for the first national Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Shadid died in 2012 while crossing the Syrian border on a reporting assignment 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.

The center will award $1,000 to the journalist (or team) whose reporting on a specific story or series best exemplifies four key criteria: accountability, independence, reporting in search of truth and minimization of harm to subjects, sources and the public at large.

“In its first five years of awards, the ethics center emphasized its Wisconsin roots and sought nominations from the state,” says Robert Drechsel, the James E. Burgess chair in journalism ethics. “We now are expanding nationwide, proud to recognize Anthony’s deep and broad impact on journalism and its ethical practice.”

Nominations are due March 3, 2014, and self-nominations are welcomed. More information is available at ethics.journalism.wisc.edu. For additional information, contact Judy Frankel at qcfrankel@charter.net

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