Toner Prize

The Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting recognizes the best 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. Click here for our entry form.

Winners are honored each spring at an award ceremony.

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

Past Recipients

2013
Karen Tumulty

Karen Tumulty

The Washington Post

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2012
Molly Ball

Molly Ball

The Atlantic

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2011
Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer

The New Yorker

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2010
Craig Harris

Craig Harris

The Arizona Republic

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