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 2018 Distinguished Journalists Awards and 2018 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 or emails with the relevant information must be submitted to Lori Streifler at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 22, 2018.
Please provide the nominee’s name, contact information, title, company and a summary of the nominee’s work, work history and achievements to describe why the nominee should be honored. Submission of links to the nominee’s work is recommended, but remember that the nomination is for a body of work, not an individual story. All submissions must be in English or include English translations. Please do not nominate past honorees.
A list of prior winners can be found here.
Awards will be presented at the SPJ/LA annual awards banquet on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Lori Streifler, SPJ/LA