Eligibility & Nominations
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Who Is Eligible?
Full-time or freelance reporters working for a general circulation United States newspaper, wire service, magazine, or online publication are eligible for the $35,000 award. Through their investigative reporting, candidates must have informed the public about major problems or corruption in our society.
Moreover, their published work must yield results, such as the series by the 2011 award recipients from the Seattle Times, for their three-part series “Methadone and the Politics of Pain."
Who May Nominate?
- Other reporters
- Concerned citizens groups
- Journalism organizations
- Civic leaders
Nomination forms and support documents must be received by USC Annenberg's School of Journalism by February 1, 2013.
Download the nomination form (PDF)