Call for Nominations: Knight International Journalism Awards

By: ICFJ | 01/08/2015
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In November, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in D.C.

We’re seeking candidates who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or innovations that have great impact. Nominees can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. Please send in your nominations by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

The award reflects the mission of ICFJ's Knight International Journalism Fellowships, which foster a global culture of news innovation. The program is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The winners will be honored at ICFJ’s Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10, 2015. For more information on the awards, please contact Kyle Thompson at kthompson@icfj.org or 1.202.349.7610.

For more information on the dinner, please contact Winston Kelly at wkelly@icfj.org or 1.202.349.7618.

We appreciate your recommendations.

You can find the nomination form here.

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