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Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

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Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication - National Center on Disability and Journalism

Deadline Date:

08/07/22 11:59 PM PST

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Awards to USA, Canada, and International journalists and student journalists to recognize exceptional reporting on disabilities. Entries can be presented digitally, broadcasted, or printed. Awards are offered for media in both large and small markets. Eligible applicants include professional journalists as well as college student journalists.

The Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability is the only national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage.

  • Large Media Market Radio—top 20 radio market size (according to Nielsen ratings); television—network or syndicated TV and Top 20 markets; print—150,000 circulation or greater (largest single day, including digital replica), wire services, magazines, weeklies, and online-only media with a primary focus on a regional or national audience
  • Small Media Market Radio—below top 20 radio market size (according to Nielsen ratings); television—below Top 20 markets; print—150,999 circulation (largest single day, including digital replica), magazines, weeklies, and online-only media with a primary focus on a state, city, metro area or county

For the first time this year, the Gary Corcoran Student Prize for Excellence in Reporting on Disability has been added. It will recognize the best work by college student journalists on topics related to disabilities.

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GrantWatch ID#: 196462

Number of Grants:

Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability: 6 awards: 2 First place (one in each category); 2 Second place (one in each category); and 2 Third place (one in each category). Gary Corcoran Student Prize for Excellence in Reporting on Disability: 3 prizes - first, second, and third place

Estimated Size of Grant:

Katherine Schneider Journalism Award: For professional journalists, winners will receive a total of $8,000 in cash awards in large media and small media categories. First-place winners in each category will be awarded $2,500 and invited to the Cronkite School for a public lecture or presentation in fall 2022. Second-place winners will receive $1,000 and third-place winners $500.

Gary Corcoran Student Prize: $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place.

Term of Contract:

Entries must have been published or aired between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For both prizes, work may have been published in digital, print or broadcast formats. Entries are accepted from outside the U.S., although the work submitted must be in English. For the student prize, the entrant must have been an enrolled college student at the time of publication or broadcast.

Gary Corcoran Student Prize for Excellence in Reporting on Disability:
- The contest is open to anyone who is enrolled in a U.S. or international college or university in 2021/22, while studying for an academic degree. International students may also enter.
- The entrant must have been enrolled as a student at the time of publication or broadcast. Work completed for internships or classes is acceptable if it meets the publication requirement.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: August 7, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. PST

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability application: https://form.jotform.com/221376878203157

Gary Corcoran Student Prize for Excellence in Reporting on Disability application: https://form.jotform.com/221377795581165

If you have any questions or are having a problem with this form, please contact David Nitkin at dnitkin@asu.edu

National Center on Disability and Journalism
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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