The deadline for submitting entries for the 2012 Toner Prize was Jan. 20, 2013. Thank you to all who entered and good luck.
The Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting is awarded annually by the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University for the best national or local political reporting of the previous year in any medium or on any platform – print, broadcast or online. The Prize includes a $5,000 award for the winner and will be presented in the spring.
To be eligible, entries must be fact-based reporting, not commentary. For 2012 coverage, we strongly encouraged entries on the presidential, congressional and other elections.
Entries included single articles, a series or a body of work. Only one submission of five stories for a contestant. The stories were published, posted online or broadcast in the preceding calendar year: Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012.
Entries will be judged on how well they reflect the high standards and depth of reporting that marked the work of Robin Toner. 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.
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