SPJ’s New America Award honors public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities currently living in the United States. Although not required, collaboration with ethnic media is taken into account.
To be eligible, work must have been published or broadcast during the 2017 calendar year. SPJ welcomes nominations from media outlets, journalists, community and issue advocacy groups, individuals and others concerned with ethnic issues.
Entries for the New America Award must be submitted online by Feb. 19, 2018.
Each entry must include a cover letter explaining the significance of the issue and why it was chosen to report on. The letter should explain any obstacles encountered and benefits gained. The letter can also provide background about the nominees and talk about the effects of the journalism produced. Entries may be in any language; however, English translations must be supplied for entries that are not in English. For broadcast entries, transcripts in English are required.
A $25 entry fee must accompany each submission for SPJ members. A $40 entry fee must accompany each submission for non-members.
February 19, 2018