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Awards: Kurt Schork Awards
Our annual Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism uniquely honor the work of freelance journalists and of local reporters in developing countries or nations in transition who often otherwise receive little recognition.
The only international recognition of their type for print journalists, the awards are split into three categories:
Freelance Journalist Award: recognising journalists who travel to the world’s conflict zones, usually at great personal risk, to witness and report on the impact and consequences of these events.
Local Reporter Award: recognising the often overlooked work of journalists in developing nations (or countries in transition) who write about events in their homeland.
News Fixer Award: recognising local journalists and/or experts, hired by a visiting foreign reporter or news organisation, whose guidance and local knowledge materially benefited the content, impact and reach of the stories submitted.
Entry period will start in early January The three awards of US $5000 each will be presented at a prestigious ceremony.
Since 2009, the awards ceremony has been hosted at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s main offices in Canary Wharf, London.