Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize Announces Call for Entries for 2016 Competition

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The prize salutes a rising star in public radio

WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station, and Boston University invite public radio journalists age 35 and under to submit entries for the 15th annual Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. Eligible works will have been broadcast or published between July 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2015.

Submissions may focus on any local, national or international news issue significant to the listening public. The work may be presented in the form of a produced news story, news feature, documentary, series on a single topic or an investigative report.

The $5,000 Schorr Prize – sponsored by WBUR and Boston University, and funded by Jim and Nancy Bildner – salutes a rising star in public radio. It may be a traditional audio story, a podcast or a multimedia piece. Winners are honored at the Annual WBUR Gala.

The award is named after the late Daniel Schorr, who gave American journalism a lifetime of commitment through his insight, intelligence and integrity. Schorr believed strongly in supporting talented journalists as they rose through the ranks of public radio.

Past winners include WFPL Reporter Devin Katayama, now a reporter for KQED, San Francisco (2014); WBEZ producer Becky Vevea (2013); KUNC reporter Grace Hood (2012); NPR host David Greene (2011); NPR reporter Ailsa Chang (2010); reporter Chana Joffe-Walt, who covers global economics for NPR’s multimedia project “Planet Money” (2009); former NPR defense correspondent Guy Raz, now the host of the “TED Radio Hour” (2008); and NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan (2007).

All entries must be received at or before noon EST on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. More information on submission guidelines can be found at http://www.wbur.org/2015-daniel-schorr-journalism-prize.

About 90.9 WBUR
90.9 WBUR-FM is Boston’s NPR news station and the home of nationally syndicated programs, including On Point, Here & Now, Only A Game and Car Talk, which reach millions of listeners each week on NPR stations across the United States and online. WBUR provides listeners with thorough coverage of local, national and international news from NPR, Public Radio International and the BBC, in addition to its own locally produced content. WBUR has a dedicated newsroom reporting original, local content throughout the day, as well as Radio Boston, a daily news magazine examining issues, news, people and places through a distinctly Boston lens.

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