Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism is calling for applications.
Since its inception in 2002, the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund has sought to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger. Today, the three annual awards, for freelance and local journalism and, since 2017, for newsfixers, are recognized worldwide as a mark of excellence and have an established track record for brave reporting on conflict, corruption and injustice. The award categories include
- A Local Reporter award
- A Freelance award
- A News Fixer award
Each award is for $5,000 and presentation of the award will be at a prestigious ceremony in London in late October or November 2019. Furthermore, the ceremony will be at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s main offices in Canary Wharf, London.
- Interested individuals need to submit three separate articles, including when journalists are nominating fixers for the new award.
- The submitted articles must have publishment date of between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.
- Accepted media: any print-based medium, such as newspapers and magazines, or established online publications.
- Articles can encompass war reporting, human rights issues, cross-border troubles, corruption as well as other controversial matters impacting on people’s lives.
- Each article should be in the form of a text file – MS Word (.doc or .docx) or similar text format (.rtf), or a PDF of a text file.
- You may supply a URL link to your article(s), or a scan (as a PDF or JPG file) as supporting evidence of the publication context, but your entry will be disqualified if you do not also submit the required text files.
- The awards panel will take into account nominations for fixers who have more than one recommendation.
If you would like to apply, or make a nomination for the awards, go to the Entry Form.