Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline
Decision Date
Ceremony Date May 22, 2014
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

This category honors comprehensive and resourceful coverage of a breaking news event during the previous year. Entries will be judged on general excellence, quality of deadline reporting and continuing coverage.

Notable Winners

Jury

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Monetary/Material Award Details

$10,000

Eligibility Requirements

Staff member(s) and freelancer(s) whose work was distributed by television
and radio stations; online news sites, including those published by newspapers; news services;
broadcast and cable networks; syndication and program services

Entry Fee Details

$50

Required Material

Entries should include reporting during the first 24 hours of an event and 3-5
follow-up reports. Broadcast content must be submitted as it originally aired to give judges an
accurate viewing experience. Include script(s). Remove advertisements. Supplemental material
must be clearly marked. A nomination or cover letter is required. Be sure to include the name of the person who should be notified if the entry is declared a winner or finalist along with their
contact information: daytime phone number, e-mail address and mailing address (not a post
office box number).

Entry Format

The form will ask for publication or distribution dates; instead of providing
each date simply enter the first and last dates the entry appeared. Submitted text should be in PDF form, rich text files (.rtf) or simple text (.txt). No Word documents (.doc or docx) files or Open Document (.odt) files. If you are submitting the entry as one PDF, be sure the nominating or cover letter appear first. If the entry is large and presenting it as one PDF makes understanding its context difficult, enter multiple PDFs. Publication dates must be visible on PDFs.

Entrant should upload video and enter URL(s) on our online entry site. Video file(s) (50 MB
maximum per file - not per entire entry) must be one of the following formats: .wmv, mpeg or
.mp4. All audio files should be in mp3 format. Online material must be available on a live URL
that functions on a standard web browser. Judges see the titles of the digital files. Keep that in mind when naming your documents. It makes your entry easier to find and remember if you
reference its topic or your media outlet’s name in the file’s name. Please do not name it “SHA
entry” or similar variations; this will not distinguish your entry.

MAIL-IN OPTION: This option is intended for an entry that has a file that exceeds the 50 MB
per file limit and is not linked to a third-party site. Entrant MUST complete the entry form on the awards site, print the confirmation form, and include it with the submitted DVD or CD formatted for cross-platform use (PC/Mac). Audio files should be in mp3 format. Label the disc(s) with the category, title of the entry, and the confirmation number

Contact Information

SUE PORTER,
Vice President/Programs, Scripps Howard Foundation
PHONE: 513-977-3030
EMAIL: [email protected]
MAIL: 312 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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