EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is currently taking nominations for the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. The award is given to the individual or team of journalists, working for a U.S.-based media outlet, who best displayed moral, ethical or physical courage in the pursuit of a story or series of stories.
All submissions - which may be local, national or international in scope - must have been published during the 2011 calendar year.
The winner receives a $5,000 prize and a medal bearing the likeness of Joseph Medill, who spent more than 40 years during the mid-19thcentury as editor, publisher and owner of the Chicago Tribune. The award is shared for a team entry. Last year, the Associated Press' Jonathan Katz received the award for his in-depth coverage of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Print entries should be submitted in 8.5x11 format for easy handling by the judges. Please include four copies of all material. Television entries should submit four DVDs. Radio entries should submit four CDs. Online entries should provide a URL. Please include a brief description of how the entry displays courage, a biography of the nominee, as well as contact information for the nominee and nominator.
Entries should be sent to:
Medill – Northwestern University
1845 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2101
Entries become the property of Medill and will not be returned.
For more information about the award, please visit http://bit.ly/elEDni.
Medill was founded in 1921 and offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications. It teaches new techniques essential in today's digital world. Medill is leading the way in training a new generation of multimedia journalists and integrated marketing communications professionals. The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University is named after Joseph Medill, a newspaper man and former Mayor of Chicago.
For more information, contact:
Medill Marketing and Communications Dept.
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