Did you read, see, listen to or click on a great news story this week? Maybe it’s time to recognize that reporter, broadcast anchor or editor for a career’s worth of great stories.
The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is seeking nominations for the chapter’s 2015 Distinguished Journalists Awards and 2015 Freedom of Information Award.
The five journalism categories include print 90,000+ circulation, print less than 90,000 circulation, television broadcast, radio broadcast and digital media. Nominees may include reporters, news anchors, behind-the-scenes writers, editors or producers. Awards recognize a body of work rather than an individual story.
The FOI award honors a non-journalist who has helped promote First Amendment issues. Previous winners have worked in the legal profession, academia, government and nonprofit organizations.
Nomination forms must be submitted by email to Elizabeth Marcellino at email@example.com no later than Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.
Awards will be presented at the SPJ/LA annual awards banquet in the spring of 2016.
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to promoting high standards of ethical behavior and encouraging the free practice of journalism. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists and protects the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.
Download the form here: SPJ/LA Distinguished Journalist Nominee