2018 applications are now closed.
The Michener Award is presented for journalism that makes a significant impact on the public good. To be selected as a finalist, a news organization must be able to demonstrate that its entry achieved identifiable results.
The Michener Awards Foundation provides two fellowships to encourage excellence in journalism that serves the public interest.
- 1. How many entries can I submit?
You may submit as many entries as you wish but each must be accompanied by a letter from a senior executive of your media organization outlining the public interest benefits flowing from the entry and, of course the $50 entry fee.
- 2. I have submitted my entry but I want to send in some late incoming supporting material. Is this okay and to whom should it be addressed?
Yes. Additional supporting material can be submitted within two weeks after the deadline with a note explaining why it is late. It should be submitted to email@example.com.
- 3. I know the deadline was Friday but please – will you take my entry a few days late?
Unfortunately no. Deadlines, as anyone in the media business knows all too well, are deadlines.
- 4. Does “documentation from independent and disinterested sources” include feedback from viewers or readers?
A limited amount of viewer feedback will be accepted.