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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Deadline extended for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
APME Journalism Excellence Awards Recognize Public Service, Watchdog Journalism, First Amendment Journalism, Innovation, Digital Storytelling, International Perspectice in Local News
Monetary Awards in Four Categories
The awards honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television and online news sites across the United States and Canada. The awards seek to promote excellence by recognizing work that is well-written and incisively reported.
There are four changes this year: The Digitial Storytelling category will take a more feature approach to multimedia storytelling. The Public Service Award now carries a $1,500 prize for the Overall Winner of the three divisions, as awarded by the APME Foundation. There are also more clear definitions in the Innovator of the Year categories. And the First Amendment Awards will offer a $1,000 prize for the overall winner in the Sweepstakes Award. It is now named the Tom Curley Sweepstakes Award in honor of the retired president of The Associated Press who championed these rights. The award is sponsored by the APME Foundation.
Four of the categories offer monetary awards: the Seventh Annual Innovator of the Year Award for newspapers, the Public Service Awards, the Fourth Annual Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and the First Amendment Awards.
All awards are presented for journalism published or launched between May 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013.
The deadline for entries is Friday, May 24, 2013.
The entry fees are $75 for APME member and $100 per entry for non-members.
The awards will be presented at the APME annual conference Oct. 28-30 in Indianapolis, and are linked on the APME website. The finalists of the newspaper Innovator of the Year will present at the conference, and the winner will be selected by conference attendees.