Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Journalism Award for Disability Coverage

The National Center on Disability Journalism, headquartered at Arizona State University, has announced the first national journalism contest for disability news. To qualify, entries must have been aired on radio or television or published in print or online between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

On the organization's website, NCDJ administrator Kristin Gilger, explains that although an estimated 54 million people live with disabilities, and there are numerous journalism awards for social issues, there hasn't been one for disabilities reporting until now. By presenting the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, they hope to raise awareness of quality work in the media and promote further coverage of the subject.

You can find out all the contest details at http://ncdj.org. To learn more about the National Center on Disability Journalism, visit http://ncdj.org/welcome-to-ncdj/.

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