Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline February 19, 2014
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

Recognizing excellence in television and radio reporting on health care issues and policy

Tips for Winning:

Judges will select awards based on:

• New insights generated by the reporting
• Impact on health care policy
• Quality of writing and production

Notable Winners


Winner is selected by an independent panel of journalists:

Steve Cheng, former Producer, ABC and NBC News
Callie Crossley, Television Commentator, WGBH; Radio Commentator, NPR; former Health and Medicine Producer, 20/20, ABC News
Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; former Health Correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS
Stone Phillips,; former Dateline NBC Anchor
Alice Pifer, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism; Freelance Journalist; former Producer, ABC News
Julie Rovner, Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Keith Summa, Vice President of News Partnerships, Univision
Susan Wagner, Supervising Producer, The Dr. Oz Show

Monetary/Material Award Details

A $10,000 prize will be presented to the winner in each category at a dinner in Washington, DC on June 2, 2014.

Eligibility Requirements

• Entries must originally have aired during calendar year 2013

• Entries will be accepted from staff employees of national or local news organizations, nationally-distributed cable programs, or from freelance journalists who have produced reports disseminated by same

• Online stories will be accepted if produced for and disseminated originally on the web in affiliation with a television or radio news organization. Material repurposed from other media will not be accepted.

Entry Fee Details

Required Material

Television and Radio Journalism Award Entry System - You will need:

• contact information for the entrant and all contributors
• basic citation information (i.e. length of the piece, when and where it aired)
• names of any organizations providing financial support for your piece or series
• a 100 word summary of the entry and its impact
• the script of the television or radio piece or series (.pdf format required)
• contributor biographies (.pdf format required)
• 9 copies of the television or radio piece or series on CD or DVD -- you will need to mail or deliver this part of the entry to NIHCM (see Procedures for Mailing Materials)

Entry Format

Entry for this award is online.

The online entry system is currently closed until fall, 2014

Mailing options:
Portions of your entry may be mailed or delivered to NIHCM. Appropriate reasons to mail materials include:

Your entry is for the Television and Radio Journalism Award. Our online entry system does not support the uploading of video and audio files, so you will have to mail us a DVD or CD recording of your television or radio piece or series.
Your Print Journalism Award article(s) and/or supporting document(s) have special formatting or design that you would like the judges to see and that is not intelligible in a PDF, e.g. newspaper layout or large graphic elements.
Only mail materials that you have not submitted online.

Mailing Instructions

You must mail the following quantities of all materials not submitted online:
Print Journalism Award entries - send seven (7) copies
Television and Radio Journalism Award entries - send nine (9) copies
Clearly mark all materials with the following information:
entrant name
entry title
entry code - This code is auto-generated when you begin an online submission. You will find it next to the entry title in your Submission Dashboard and under Entry Information in your entry preview screen.
length of television or radio piece (for Television and Radio Journalism Award entries only)
Try to mail your materials at the same time you submit your entry online. Significant delays in receiving components of your entry are problematic for our staff.
4. All mailed materials must be postmarked by February 19, 2014.

5. Mail or deliver materials to:

NIHCM Foundation
1225 19th Street NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

Contact Information

[email protected]

Entry Links

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