Entries for the $5,000 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting for 2013 coverage are now being accepted by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Deadline for entries is Jan. 21, 2014. The entry form is below.
The Toner Prize goes to the best national or local political reporting on any platform – print, broadcast or online. Entries must be fact-based reporting, not commentary. Single articles, series or a body of work are eligible. The work must have been published, posted or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013.
Entries will be judged on how well they reflect the high standards and depth of reporting that marked Toner’s work. In particular, the judges will look for how well the entries:
- Illuminate the electoral process or
- Reveal the politics of policy and
- Engage the public in democracy.
The Toner Prize honors Robin Toner, the late national political correspondent for The New York Times and a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University with dual degrees in journalism and political science. In her journalism career, Toner spent nearly 25 years with The New York Times, covering five presidential campaigns, scores of congressional and gubernatorial races and many of the country’s major political and policy issues. Toner died in December 2008.
For more information, contact Charlotte Grimes at Syracuse University, at 315-443-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.