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Platform-neutral Loeb Awards, SABEW’s Best in Business deadlines

Don’t forget about 2012 too quickly.

SABEW’s Best in Business awards and The Gerald Loeb Award are accepting applications for work published or broadcast during the calendar year 2012.  So dust off your best and submit them.  I’ve attached a few more journalism-related deadlines below.
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SABEW’s Best in Business Awards – Jan. 31

The 18th annual SABEW Best in Business awards competition is open for work published, broadcast and posted in the calendar year 2012.

New divisions for coverage of Small Business, Technology – and a new division called Innovation. Innovation entries could be packages that combine multimedia elements in unique, interesting ways. It could be a mobile app or a data visualization project. It could be a story that uses nontraditional narrative techniques.

Eligibility, category, entry and deadline information is below. Winners will be notified in February, and a complete list will be posted at sabew.org. Award certificates will be presented April 5 at ceremonies at the 50th annual SABEW spring conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Best in Business is open to regular members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in good standing at the time of entry. Entries must be submitted by 8 p.m. Central time Jan. 31.


Gerald Loeb Award – Feb. 1

UCLA Anderson School of Management and the G. and R. Loeb Foundation invite business, financial and economic journalists from print, online and broadcast media to submit entries in 14 competition categories and nominations for two career achievement awards for the recently restructured 2013 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

Gerald Loeb

Gerald Loeb was a highly successful financier and founding partner of E.F. Hutton.

In marking the award’s 40-year partnership with UCLA Anderson, a transition toward platform neutrality has been implemented and competition categories have been restructured to reflect the most current forms of journalism. All categories are now classified into either Platform Neutral or Platform Specific groups.

The Gerald Loeb Awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. His intention was to encourage reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect the private investor and the general public.  UCLA Anderson has been presenting The Gerald Loeb Awards since 1973 and the awards use a two-tier judging process comprising a preliminary round and final round.  The awards banquet and celebration is held in New York City every June and is attended by the country’s top business and financial publishers, editors, journalists, producers and celebrities.

Applications should be entered into the submissions portal by Feb. 1.


Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards – Jan. 24

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards, honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. Entries are first judged on the regional level. First place regional winners advance to the national competition and are recognized at SPJ spring conferences. National winners will be showcased on spj.org.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. studying for an academic degree in 2012. International SPJ student members may also enter. Students who have had full-time, professional journalism experience, outside of internships, are not eligible. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2012 calendar year.

Applications due Jan. 24.


AP-Google Scholarship – Feb. 8

The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship Program fosters new journalism skills in undergraduate and graduate students developing projects at the intersection of journalism and technology.

The program is targeted to individual students creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.

Have you created original journalistic content with computer science elements? Are you thinking up new ways to tell a story with technology? Are you a “techie” who knows how to construct a journalistic story through multimedia? We’re looking for students pursuing studies at the crossroads of journalism, computer sciences and new media. If you’re on the cutting edge of digital media beyond the classroom, this scholarship is for you!

Students from diverse backgrounds, as well as those attending rural-area institutions, are strongly encouraged to apply. A selected number of scholarships will be based on financial need.

AWARD – Six students will receive scholarship awards of $20,000 each for the 2013-14 academic year. Half of the award will be granted in the first semester. The remainder will be awarded in the second semester upon proof of project proposal update and maintenance of a 3.0 GPA. Awards will be made payable to the post-secondary institution.

Scholarship winners also will receive a one-year ONA membership and recognition at ONA’s annual conference.

DEADLINE – The deadline for the 2013-14 academic year is Feb. 8, 2013. Apply here.

CONTACT – For more information about the AP-Google Journalism and Technology, contact Scholarship Manager Irving Washington.


Knight International Journalism Award – Feb. 22 deadline

Every year, we honor outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award. We’re seeking candidates who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or innovations that make a significant impact on the lives of people in their countries. Nominees can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. Please send in your nominations by Friday, February 22.

The award reflects the mission of ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Fellowships, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Fellowships are designed to advance media innovation worldwide.

Winners will be honored at ICFJ’s Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on November 7, 2013. For more information, please contact Michael Zanchelli at mzanchelli@icfj.org or 1.202.349.7610. We truly appreciate your recommendations.

Nomination form here.


Data Journalism Awards 2013 – April 5

The Data Journalism Awards are given for outstanding work in the field of data journalism in any media worldwide. They reward outstanding examples of data driven investigations, data driven applications and storytelling with data visualization, which cover matters relevant to society and aim to have results or an impact at a societal level.

Media companies, non-profit organizations and freelancers or individuals are all eligible for the Data Journalism Awards.

Works produced by individuals or teams of staffers from media companies and non-profit organizations, as well as freelancers or individuals are all eligible for entry.

Works that are the result of a collaboration between organizations may also be submitted.

Those works produced by staffers or freelancers collaborating with government agencies, business or trade organizations with a stake (financial or of other nature) in the issue at hand are not eligible. Works that include significant input from the members of the jury will not be accepted for entry into the competition.

The DJA administrators have the final authority to determine whether an entry is eligible or not.  Applications must be submitted before April 5

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