In-depth human interest journalism award accepting nominations
“The Mike Berger Award honors in-depth human interest reporting on individuals in the tradition of the late Meyer “Mike” Berger…. Newspaper, dailies, and weeklies, in addition to writers for newspaper magazines, and online reporters across the country are eligible for this award. Journalists who report in a foreign language should submit copies of original stories with an English translation. No entry fee is required. Members of the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism will judge the entries. The award, which consists of a certificate from Columbia and a $1,500 cash prize, will be conferred at the school’s Journalism Day ceremony in May. The school will reimburse the winner’s expenses for traveling to and staying overnight in New York.
A brief letter from the editor indicating the scope of the reporter’s work.
A brief biography of the reporter.
A series must be designated as such by the publication when it is printed. A regular column may also be submitted as a series.
A writer may submit up to five articles published in 2011 that best typify the reporter’s work.
Two CDs or DVDs should be submitted for multimedia presentations.
Uploading Items: ALL materials should be formatted and uploaded as PDFs. Supporting multimedia presentations can be sent on a CD or as URLs. Links must remain live.
The name of the photographer or graphic artist should appear on all entry forms for visual elements.
For more information:
See the press release here.