NEW YORK — Asia Society is currently seeking applications for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. The $10,000 prize is awarded annually to a reporter or team of reporters who has produced the best example of journalism about Asia during the calendar year. Evaluation criteria include impact of the work, its originality, creativity, depth of research and educational value in informing the public about Asia.
Submissions must be received by March 13, 2016.
The next winner of the “Oz Prize” will be announced at a special program at the Asia Society in New York City in May 2016.
The Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia honors the late Osborn Elliott, a legendary journalist and former editor-in-chief of Newsweek. Elliott set new standards for reporting and editing, and became one of the earliest practitioners of “civic journalism,” the deliberate focusing of the journalistic enterprise on urgent issues of public policy.
An independent jury of distinguished writers, award-winning journalists and Asia-hands, chaired by Marcus Brauchli, managing partner of North Base Media and former editor of the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, will review nominations and select the winner.
- A submission can consist of a single written article or a cohesive series of articles during the 2015 calendar year.
- For the purposes of the award, “Asia” is defined as the area from Japan to Iran, and from Central Asia to New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. It does not include the Arab Middle East.
- Journalistic work must have been published in English.
- All nominations or direct applications are limited to one per writer/team.
Submissions are only accepted electronically. Click on the icon below for submission requirements and instructions.
All submissions must be complete and received by March 13, 2016 (11:59PM ET).
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