THE INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM AWARDS
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ROBERT NOVAK COLLEGIATE JOURNALISM AWARD
Joe Starrs (left), director for the Institute on Political Journalism, and David Muir (far right) of ABC News award 2008 winner Robert Faturechi with the Collegiate Journalism award.
The Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award recognizes excellence in collegiate reporting in which the student's work demonstrates an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society. The award is sponsored by the Institute on Political Journalism, an educational program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies.
Judges recognize students who show initiative and original reporting, and superior writing skills, as well as an understanding of the principles of individual freedom. In addition, a quality piece will also demonstrate a skill for accuracy in reporting as well as good use of sources.
The presentation of the awards, including a cash prize of $2,500 for first place and $1,500 for second place will take place at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2013.
Congratulations to our 2013 award winners:
Miles Unterreiner, reporter for the Stanford Daily at Stanford University
Unterreiner's four part series was on the university’s decision to end student management at the “Suites Eating Clubs." Read his series online.
Joy Crane and Hannah Nyart of The Chicago Maroon for their six part investigation dealing with sexual assault at The University of Chicago.
Click Here for a Complete List of Past Winners
- May submit up to 3 stories for consideration.
- Only one entry per person.
- Entries must be postmarked by (2014 Dates TBD)
- Entrants must be undergraduate students, currently enrolled in a four year college/university in the United States.
- Entries must have been published in a college or university newspaper/publication or in an online version. Work published for an internship or for a class assignment is not acceptable.
- Entries should be news stories. Commentary or editorials are not eligible.
- Entries must have been written between (2014 Dates TBD)
- Enclose a cover letter with entrants' contact information and contact information for student responsible for work, if not the same.
- Must submit five copies of your entry.
Submit application materials to:
Collegiate Awards Committee
1621 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009
For more information, please contact Joe Starrs at jstarrs@TFAS.org.
- First Place - $2,500
- Second Place - $1,500