NCDJ Announces Winners of 2021 Disability Reporting Contest

First-place winners of the Katherine Schneider Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability are William Wan of The Washington Post (large media) and Ayat Khiry of ARIJ Arab Investigative Network (small media).

In all, six winners were honored during a Nov. 1 event at the Cronkite School on Nov. 1, during which Wan spoke with journalist Kathy Richie about his approach to reporting and the immersive nature of his work. The ceremony and discussion can be viewed here.

A full list of this year’s winners, is available here.

Applications Open for New York Times Disability Fellowship

Through a partnership with the NCDJ and the Ford Foundation, The New York Times is accepting applications for a reporting fellow who will explore what it means to live with a disability in America.

The fellow will work for a year on the Times’ National desk, focusing on reporting that illuminates and explains issues facing people living with disabilities. The fellow also will take some general assignment breaking news shifts and will receive coaching from the NCDJ and mentoring by a Times journalist with expertise on the topic.

For more information and to apply, go here.

Panel to Explore Media Coverage of Disability

The NCDJ is joining with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability to host a panel on journalism and disability rights on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (EST) via Zoom

Join panelists Joe Shapiro, NPR News investigations correspondent; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor emerita of English and bioethics, Emory University; Eric Garcia, senior Washington correspondent, The Independent; and Amanda Morris, disability reporting fellow, The New York Times, for this important discussion on how to improve representation of people with disabilities in all forms of media.

For more information, go here.