THE INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM AWARDS
Overview Excellence in Investigative Reporting
Excellence in Economic Reporting Excellence in Collegiate Reporting
IPJ Director Joe Starrs (right) presents the 2012 Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award to Polina Marinova (left) of The Red & Black, The University of Georgia.
The Institute on Political Journalism presents three cash prizes annually for the best newspaper, magazine, online news site or blog stories in three categories: investigative, economic and collegiate. Congratulations to our 2013 award winners!
The 2013 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting: Ben Poston & John Diedrich of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Their investigation found the Milwaukee Police Department under reported thousands of violent assaults, rapes, robberies and burglaries and failed to correct the problem while presenting flawed statistics to the public. Read their series online.
The 2013 Award for Excellence in Economic Reporting: Bloomberg News Service
Their series exposed runaway state payrolls and the harm these abuses are having on state budgets and the quality of services taxpayers are funding. The six-part series, titled "America's Great State Payroll Giveaway," gathered 1.4 million compensation records for every state employee in the 12 most populous states. Their investigation uncovered huge windfalls to public employees at the expense of taxpayers. Read their series online.
The 2013 Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award: 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.
All awards will be presented during a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2013.
Professional writers or writing teams may apply for either the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting or the Award for Excellence in Economic Reporting. Collegiate journalists may submit an entry for the Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award.
All awards are sponsored by IPJ, an intensive summer study and internship opportunity in Washington, D.C. This eight-week program is designed for students looking for professional, hands-on training in print or broadcast journalism.
IPJ is an academic internship program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. Each year, approximately 100 of the nation's brightest college journalists are chosen to spend the summer in Washington, D.C. They intern at major news organizations throughout the nation's capital, attend site briefings at various government institutions, hear lectures from Washington's leading reporters and editors and take courses in economics, ethics and leadership at George Mason University.
For more information on the Institute on Political Journalism Awards, please contact IPJ Director Joe Starrs at jstarrs@TFAS.org.