Call for Submissions I.F. Stone Award for Emerging Journalists, deadline Nov 24

Attention teachers and students. Help spread the word about the I.F. Stone Award from The Investigative Fund supporting original investigative reporting by emerging journalists. Deadline Nov 24. Details below. -Mia

The next deadline for the I.F. Stone Award for emerging journalists, offered by The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, is November 24, 2014 at 5 p.m. Eastern. The award was created to support original investigative reporting by emerging journalists, such as journalism graduate students, recent graduates, and journalism interns.
 
We ask that you please post and circulate the attached call for submissions and encourage promising candidates to apply. The award will support the projects of one to two prize-winners and is meant to support stories that will appear in U.S. media outlets.
 
Winners of the prize will be selected by the editors of The Investigative Fund and announced in January. The emerging journalists with winning proposals will receive between $2,000 and $10,000, depending upon the applicants' budget request and the stories' reporting requirements. In addition, the winners will receive editorial guidance from Investigative Fund editors; access as needed to Nexis, Accurint, PACER, and libel review; and placement assistance in a print, broadcast, or online outlet. Thanks to generous support from Investigative Reporters & Editors, winners will also be able to attend, at no cost, the next IRE conference in Philadelphia in June 2015.
 
The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute is dedicated to improving the scope and quality of investigative reporting by incubating important investigative stories with the potential for social impact. By providing reporters with editorial guidance, institutional support, and financial support, The Investigative Fund has produced stories that have sparked federal indictments, lawsuits, Congressional investigations, legislation, and the resignation of public officials. Our investigations have appeared in a wide array of outlets, including NPR and PBS as well as The NationHarper’sThe New York Times, The New York Review of BooksMother Jones, Newsweek, Time, Glamour, and GQ. Our stories have also won some of journalism’s top awards, including the Polk, the National Magazine Award, and the Hillman Prize.
 
The I.F. Stone Award honors Stone’s legacy of tireless investigations into issues of vital national interest. As Washington editor of The Nation and founder of the legendary I.F. Stone’s Weekly, Stone combined his investigative zeal with a passionate commitment to exposing injustice. In 1943, after publishing an exposé revealing the questions used by the FBI to identify “subversives” among government workers ("Does he mix with Negroes? Does he… have too many Jewish friends?”), Stone became a target of FBI surveillance. His weekly publication became known for offering up content that other media outlets ignored—such as obscure but revealing testimony at Congressional hearings—and for unsanitized coverage of the Vietnam War.
 
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions about this award or our broader work.
Sarah Blustain

  

Sarah Blustain
Deputy Editor, The Investigative Fund
The Nation Institute

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