Entries may include spot news, feature segments, special programs, newscasts, streamed online stories, or podcasts for television or radio journalism organizations that maintain editorial independence and are not produced by lobbying groups, professional organizations, educational institutions, alumni periodicals, advocates or think tanks. Please do not forget to supply a transcript of the audio.
A. Single-Topic News or Feature: One or more pieces of news or human interest coverage–including series–that are focused on a single topic, event or general theme. Up to five pieces may be submitted.
B. Beat Reporting: Up to seven pieces showing breadth and depth in beat reporting by individual reporting teams (including one reporter, producer and/or camera person) throughout the year. Entries will be judged as a package. Credit for up to three pieces may be shared with other staff.
C. Investigative Reporting: Up to seven pieces on the same subject, demonstrating ingenuity in uncovering a problem or condition that otherwise may not have come to public attention.
D. Audio/Video from Non-Broadcast Outlet: Up to four video/audio items that ran independently or in conjunction with a print or online story. Entries with multiple items should be focused on a single topic, event or general theme.