Want to report on an important public interest story, but lack the necessary funds?
Established in 2009 to encourage ambitious journalism in the midst of financial and staff cuts in media, the award includes a $2,500 stipend, use of the Institute’s facilities, and an additional $10,000 upon completion of the reporting work, which will be published by the Institute or in partnership with another media outlet.
Thus far, the recipients have been Sarah Stillman who traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to report on civilian workers at U.S. military bases and Jina Moore who is currently investigating vulture funds.
The winner is selected by a committee of Institute faculty and is announced in May. The recipient has to complete a project by October 1, 2012. You can find more details and the online application here. If interested, don’t hesitate. The deadline, January 31, 2012, is approaching soon.