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Toner Prize

The Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting recognizes the best U. S. national or local political reporting in any medium or on any platform—print, broadcast or online. Awarded annually by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the prize includes a $5,000 award.

The Toner Prize recognizes outstanding political reporting in a tribute to alumna Robin Toner ’76, the late national political correspondent for The New York Times. 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.

Entries must be fact-based reporting, not commentary. Single articles, series or a body of work are eligible. Books are ineligible.Winners are honored each spring at an award celebration.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Grimes at cgrimes@syr.edu.