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Kurt Schork Memorial Fund’s 2022 Awards in International Journalism

Status: Closed

Organisation: Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF)

Deadline: 31/05/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – The submitted articles must have been published between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022.
    – Accepted media: any print-based medium, such as newspapers and magazines, or established online publications. Blogs, personal websites, and social media pages or channels are not accepted.
  • Type of funding: Awards
  • Target countries: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 2022 awards in international journalism. Since its inception in 2002, the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund has sought to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung, and all too often fraught with danger.

The three annual awards, for freelance and local journalism and, since 2017, for news fixers, are recognized worldwide as a mark of excellence and have an established track record for brave reporting on conflict, corruption, and injustice. The winners receive their awards, including a US $5,000 cash prize each, at a ceremony held in London in late October or November.

The 21st annual call for awards is therefore now split into three categories:

  • a Local Reporter award that recognizes the often-overlooked work of journalists in developing nations or countries in transition who write about events in their homeland.
  • a Freelance award for those journalists who travel to the world’s conflict zones, usually at great personal risk, to witness and report the impact and consequences of events.
  • A News Fixer award rewarding local journalists and/or experts, hired by a visiting foreign reporter or news organization, whose guidance and local knowledge materially benefited the content, impact, and reach of the stories submitted.

See here to learn more and apply.

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