Established in 1999 at the School of Journalism and Communication by Seattle broadcasting legend Ancil Payne (1921-2004), the Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism celebrate the long tradition of journalists and news organizations serving the public interest by honoring them for exceptionally principled behavior.
Ancil Payne, a leader in Northwest broadcasting and lifelong contributor to the arts, politics, and education, was CEO of KING broadcasting and helped establish its reputation for and commitment to ethical journalism. In creating the award, Payne envisioned a program that would reward journalists acting with integrity and character, restore public trust in the media, and inspire people to do good work.
Tips for Winning:
Recipients are journalists of integrity and character who report with insight and clarity in the face of political or economic pressures.