Eligibility & Nominations

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 $50,000 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 2016 award recipients at the Associated Press documenting how seafood sold in U.S. grocery stores and restaurants had been produced by slaves.

Who may nominate? 

Other reporters
Concerned citizens groups
Journalism organizations
Civic leaders

Nominations deadline 
Nomination forms and support documents must be received by USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism by January 29, 2018.