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The Robin Toner Program in Political Reporting

Now accepting entries for 2021 Toner Prizes | Enter Here

Toner Prizes in national and local political reporting

The Toner Prizes for Excellence in Political Reporting recognize the best U.S. national and local political reporting on any platform—print, broadcast or online

Call for entries

Entry deadline Jan. 18, 2021

Robin Toner


Robin Toner ’76

Late national
political correspondent

The New York Times

Celebrating the Toner Prize's 10th Anniversary

The Toner Prize honors the late Robin Toner ’76, the first woman to be national political reporter for The New York Times.

We award two prizes, each with a $5000 honorarium:

  • The Toner Prize for Excellence in National Political Reporting
  • The Toner Prize for Excellence in Local Political Reporting

With the 2020 elections behind us, we encourage entries of reporting on campaigns, candidates and elections; that was Robin Toner’s special passion.

Please enter your 2020 coverage by Jan. 18, 2021.

Video: 2020 Toner Winners

Video: Toner 10 Years