Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism
The USC Annenberg School, the
Norman Lear Center
and Reliable Resources for Broadcast Political Coverage
honor outstanding achievements in political coverage with the USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
Broadcast journalists can and should play a uniquely powerful role in informing and reconnecting the public to civic life. The purpose of the award, named for Walter Cronkite, the most prestigious broadcast journalist of the past thirty years, is to encourage and showcase television journalistic excellence in political coverage, particularly innovative, issue-focused coverage that informs viewers about their electoral choices. The award recognizes coverage that helps viewers understand who the candidates are, what the issues are, and how the electoral choices will affect their lives. This includes providing candidates with opportunities to explain their platform and views about governing.
For more information, visit the Award homepage