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Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism
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6/20/2011 to 7/1/2011
When: 6/20/2011
12:01 AM
Contact: Morgan Harding, Program Assistant
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The 2011 NABJ Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism recognizes groundbreaking journalists in their quest to help communities understand and address important issues through creativity and the use of digital tools.

NABJ is looking for innovative journalists with a collection of interactive new tools that have creatively addressed community issues on any digital medium.  All entries must consist of a single story, series, or package on a single subject.  Entries and supporting materials must be received by Friday, July 1st.  This award is funded by a grant from the Gannett Foundation.

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$5,000 will be awarded to the winning candidate.  Entries must be in the English language and published or aired between January – December 2010.  Spot news, news analysis, editorials, columns and features are all eligible. Photography entries are accepted for black and white or color photojournalism work published. Student work is not eligible. For team submissions, name a primary contact as the entrant. This person must have played a lead or key role in the submitted work. You must be a current NABJ full member to submit an entry for the Gannett Foundation Award.

Entries are based on the quality of work submitted. The winner will be notified in advance of the NABJ National Convention and the award will be presented at the Convention.  The entrant need not be present to win.

1) Send FOUR sets of the following along with FOUR (4) copies of the completed entry form:

• A separate sheet titled Gannett Foundation Award with (a) Entrant’s name as written on this form, (b) title of entry, (c) description (50 words or less) of the submitted work. If this is a team submission, include credits on the same page.

• The following with each page or piece clearly marked or labeled with (a) Entrant’s name as written on the form, (b) title of entry, (publication name or station / network), (d) date published or aired and (e) a link where the piece can be viewed if the piece is electronic.

• Provide hard copies no larger than 11” x 17”, or CD’s or DVD’s (include length of either), or URL address of web site where entry was published, or include photos with photo captions. Picture stories or sequences must be numbered.

2) Mail entry form and materials to:
National Association of Black Journalists
Morgan Harding, Program Assistant
Gannett Foundation Award
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100
College Park, MD 20742

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