WBUR 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. Click here for information on submission guidelines.