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2023 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes

Organisation: Colombia Journalism School

Status: Closed

  • Awards and Prizes
  • Freedom of expression

Funding Size: $5,000

Deadline: 23/03/2023

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Any journalist and/or news executive who works for any news organization based in the Western Hemisphere or any press association or news service that serves such an organization;
    – Other individuals, including freelance journalists, with a long record of reporting on the region;
    – All media platforms, including online publications.
  • Type of funding: Award
  • Target countries: Countries in the Western Hemisphere region
  • Application language: English, Spanish, Portuguese

The Columbia Journalism School is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes.

Founded in 1938, the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes recognize journalists and news organizations with a distinguished body of work that has contributed to Inter­-American understanding.

The Cabot Prizes Board, comprised of journalists and educators concerned with hemisphere affairs, will judge the entries. The Trustees of Columbia University, on the recommendation of the dean, will choose the winners. The honorees are announced in the summer and will receive a Cabot medal and $5,000 honorarium. Special citations may also be awarded.

What does the Cabot Board look for?

The Cabot Prizes Board looks for exceptional and courageous reporting that impacts society, and evidence of commitment to important stories over the course of a long and distinguished career. They are particularly interested in hearing about journalists and news organizations that have made a sustained contribution to Inter-­American understanding through their coverage of the Americas.

The board also seeks to honor journalists who have taken active roles in upholding freedom of the press in the Americas. Although awards have been given to publishers and other managers, the board is especially interested in honoring individual journalists.

See here to learn more and apply.

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