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Applications open for Maria Moors Cabot Prizes

Organisation: Columbia University School of Journalism

Status: Closed

  • Awards and Prizes
  • Media support

Funding Size: $5,000

Deadline: 16/03/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Any journalist and/or news executive who works for any news organisation based in the Western Hemisphere or any press association or news service that serves such an organisation;
    – Other individuals, including freelance journalists, with a long record of reporting on the region;
    – All media platforms, including online publications.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Latin America
  • Application Language: English

The Columbia Journalism School is seeking applications for the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes to recognise journalists and news organisations with a distinguished body of work that has contributed to Inter­American understanding.

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. The board also seeks to honour 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 honouring individual journalists.

Prize Information

The honorees are announced in the summer and will receive a Cabot medal and $5,000 honorarium. Special citations may also be awarded.

Entry Requirements

  • Nominee’s biography and/or CV listing education, journalistic experience and public service, with dates.
  • A statement or nomination letter describing how the nominee has contributed towards international understanding in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Career highlights and examples of work: At least five but no more than ten (without prior authorisation) that best represent the nominee’s career, or body of work.
  • Please provide working direct links to any media.
  • Individuals may nominate themselves.
  • Nominations must be signed by the person submitting it.
  • One to three letters from third parties that explain why the nominee is especially deserving of the prize are also welcome. Supporting material such as books will not be returned.

See here to learn more and apply.

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