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Institute for Nonprofit News

September 2019

INN Friends Present: Report for America is Fielding 250 Reporters Next Year. How to Get One (or More) of Them.

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4

Join Report for America for an information session on becoming a host newsroom in 2020! Applications are open until September 30.

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Awards: Sidney Awards

September 30

The Sidney is awarded monthly to an outstanding piece of journalism that appeared in the prior month. Deadlines for nominations are the last day of each month. In the case of magazines, please nominate according to the date it first appeared online rather than the issue date of the publication. The Foundation will announce a winner on the second Wednesday of each month. Recipients will be awarded a $500 honorarium and a certificate designed by the New Yorker cartoonist Edward…

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October 2019

INN Friends Present: Reporters Committee Local Legal Initiative

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-4

INN and LION members are invited to join the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for an information session on RCFP's Local Legal Initiative, a new program placing lawyers in five cities across the U.S. in 2020. RCFP is seeking for proposals from news organizations for a lawyer to be placed in their city. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 31, 2019. About the Initiative: A growing number of local and regional news organizations and journalists lack…

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Membership Info Sessions

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Prospective INN members are encouraged to attend INN's membership info sessions call if they have questions about becoming a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News. INN's membership coordinator will answer questions about the application process and member benefits. Sign up here.

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Membership Info Sessions

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Prospective INN members are encouraged to attend INN's membership info sessions call if they have questions about becoming a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News. INN's membership coordinator will answer questions about the application process and member benefits. Sign up here.

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Awards: Sidney Awards

October 31

The Sidney is awarded monthly to an outstanding piece of journalism that appeared in the prior month. Deadlines for nominations are the last day of each month. In the case of magazines, please nominate according to the date it first appeared online rather than the issue date of the publication. The Foundation will announce a winner on the second Wednesday of each month. Recipients will be awarded a $500 honorarium and a certificate designed by the New Yorker cartoonist Edward…

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November 2019

Awards: New Media Film Festival Awards

November 3

Not just any story, but stories worth telling. New Media Film Festival works hard to produce a festival that highlights and honors the hard working and uprising content creators in the New Media Industry. It is a unique festival that diligently works to find opportunities, including distribution for almost all of the submitted content, not just those programmed. Categories range from apps to documentaries to short films and more. Up to three industry leaders review/screen your content based on story,…

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Awards: Sidney Awards

November 30

The Sidney is awarded monthly to an outstanding piece of journalism that appeared in the prior month. Deadlines for nominations are the last day of each month. In the case of magazines, please nominate according to the date it first appeared online rather than the issue date of the publication. The Foundation will announce a winner on the second Wednesday of each month. Recipients will be awarded a $500 honorarium and a certificate designed by the New Yorker cartoonist Edward…

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December 2019

Awards: Fellow of the Society

December 1

This recognition honors journalists who have made an extraordinary contribution to the profession. Honorees must agree to attend the Excellence in Journalism Conference. https://www.spj.org/a-fellowsOTS.asp

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Awards: Sidney Awards

December 31

The Sidney is awarded monthly to an outstanding piece of journalism that appeared in the prior month. Deadlines for nominations are the last day of each month. In the case of magazines, please nominate according to the date it first appeared online rather than the issue date of the publication. The Foundation will announce a winner on the second Wednesday of each month. Recipients will be awarded a $500 honorarium and a certificate designed by the New Yorker cartoonist Edward…

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January 2020

Awards: Council on Contemporary Families Media Awards

January 10, 2020

The Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) announces the opening of nominations for its Fourteenth Annual Media Awards competition. We honor outstanding journalism that contributes to the public understanding of contemporary family issues, in particular the story behind the story: how diverse families are coping with social and economic change; what they need to flourish; and how these needs can best be met. The Council will consider both print and broadcast pieces that appeared during a two-year period: 2018 and 2019.…

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Awards: Sevareid Awards

January 10, 2020

The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the North Dakota-born and University of Minnesota-educated journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television. Each year, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association presents awards to the best work done by broadcast news operations and and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in our six-state region on radio, television and online. Our distinguished panel of judges is made up of journalists and educators who live outside…

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Awards: Wilbur Awards

January 24, 2020

Entry application and forms will be available by September 5, 2019. The 2020 categories and application form will be similar to the 2019 Wilbur Awards entry form and categories with only minor changes. https://www.religioncommunicators.org/wilbur-awards

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Awards: U.S. Hillman Prizes

January 30, 2020

The Hillman Prizes honor investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good. Winners exemplify reportorial excellence, storytelling skill, and social justice impact. The Hillman Prizes strive to recognize discernment of a significant news story, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skill in relating the story and the impact of the coverage. The categories: Book (bound volumes and ebooks) Newspaper Journalism (story or series/in print or online) Magazine Journalism (story or series/in print or online) Broadcast Journalism (story/series/documentary at least…

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Awards: Canadian Hillman Prize

January 30, 2020

Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honoured U.S journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good. In 2011, the Sidney Hillman Foundation inaugurated the Canadian Hillman Prize. We are pleased to offer this prize to a Canadian journalist whose work makes a difference to the lives of Canadians. http://www.hillmanfoundation.org/canadian-hillman-prize

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February 2020

Awards: Scripps Howard Awards submission deadline

February 7, 2020

The Scripps Howard Awards celebrates work that embodies the meaning of journalism that brings important truths to light, holds the powerful accountable and changes our world. There are over 15 categories ranging from visual journalism to radio/podcast to innovation and more. Most prizes offer a $10,000 award. The submission date range is 12/1/19 to 2/7/20. https://www.shawards.org/

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Awards: Indiana Journalism Awards

February 8, 2020

The chapter is accepting entries for this year's Best in Indiana Journalism Awards. The entry deadline is Feb. 8, with the awards banquet on April 26. Recognizing the most outstanding work of the year in Indiana print, broadcast and online journalism. The contest, sponsored by the Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, includes dozens of contest categories in reporting, photography, videography, design and other skills. The Special Honors division recognizes outstanding dedication to journalistic principles, service to…

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