Entries Now Being Accepted for the National Center on Disability and Journalism 2022 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

The National Center on Disability and Journalism is now accepting entries for the 2022 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, the only national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage.

For the first time this year, the Gary Corcoran Student Prize for Excellence in Reporting on Disability has been added. It will recognize the best work by college student journalists on topics related to disabilities.

For professional journalists, winners will receive a total of $8,000 in cash awards in large media and small media categories. First-place winners in each category will be awarded $2,500 and invited to the Cronkite School for a public lecture or presentation in fall 2022. Second-place winners will receive $1,000 and third-place winners $500.

The student award honors the life and advocacy of Gary S. Corcoran (1951-2015). a wheelchair user from the age of 19 who volunteered untold hours to help make airlines, transit and public venues in Phoenix accessible to all. The student prize amounts are $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place.

Entries must have been published or aired between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The deadline to enter is Aug. 7, 2022.

For both prizes, work may have been published in digital, print or broadcast formats. Entries are accepted from outside the U.S., although the work submitted must be in English. For the student prize, the entrant must have been an enrolled college student at the time of publication or broadcast.

The entry form for the Schneider Award professional prize can be found at Schneider Prize Entry 2022.

The entry form for the Corcoran Award student prize can be found at Corcoran Prize Entry 2022.

Full press release can be found at https://ncdj.org/contest/.

Journalists’ Views on “Objectivity” Sought

Researchers at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication are gathering journalists’ perceptions of the concept of “objectivity” and how it is viewed in today’s newsrooms. Journalists’ thoughts and experiences will aid in the development of resources for news organizations, including a report and workshops. More information and the questionnaire are available here: https://asu.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?tt=TjuCavawnhA%3D. The deadline to respond is July 31.