After a decade-long hiatus, Amnesty International USA will once again recognize excellence in human rights reporting and the vital role of a free press at an awards ceremony on April 3. The Amnesty International USA 2019 Media Awards will be held in New York City and are now accepting entries for submission.
“In a world where speaking truth to power is as important as ever, the role of journalists cannot be overestimated,” said Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA. “An informed public is critical in creating a world that is more just for everyone. That’s why it’s our honor to recognize those whose work has made a difference.”
The AIUSA Media Awards will honor excellence in reporting on domestic and international issues within the U.S. press, as well as recognize outstanding student reporting. Submissions will be judged by a panel of media professionals. Information on judges and host of this year’s awards are forthcoming.
Entries can now be submitted at: media-awards.amnestyusa.org
The closing date for entries is February 15, 2019
Entries must be from a media outlet based in the U.S. and published or broadcast for the first time in the U.S. between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
The award categories are as follows:
A written, filmed or audio news report on a current and/or breaking story published in the U.S. media relating to a human rights issue in the United States. This can be print, online, or multimedia.
A written, filmed or audio news report on a current and/or breaking story published in U.S. media relating to a human rights issue occurring outside of the United States. This can be print, online, or multimedia.
For students in full-time education at a U.S. university, college or other institution of higher education at the time of publication or broadcast of their entry. Entries may have been published in print, online or broadcast, either via a student or commercial outlet. Alternatively, it may have been produced as coursework as part of media or journalism studies.