Wednesday, August 31, 2016


The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 21st annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online, web-based media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations.
The prizes amount to over $60,000 to be distributed among the prize categories and winners.  The UNCA awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world.

Deadline for submissions is:  September 1, 2016

The Awards are:

1. The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize, sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media). The prize is for print and online coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Elizabeth Neuffer, The Boston Globe bureau chief at the U.N., who died while on an assignment in Baghdad in 2003.

2. The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize, for broadcast (TV & Radio) media. The prize is for broadcast coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Ricardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of Spain, who died while on an assignment in Haiti in 2004.

3. The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main categories: climate change, biodiversity, and water.

4. The United Nations Foundation Prize. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and U.N. agencies.

Important Information for Applicants:
  • A written transcript in English or French will facilitate the judging process.
  • The judges will look for entries with impact, insight and originality, and will take into account the courage and investigative and reporting skills of the journalists.  Entries from the developing world media are particularly welcome.
  • Coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies is specified in each category; the committee welcomes coverage of all issues particularly on the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, peacekeeping operations and non-proliferation, including the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
  • Work in print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online coverage must be published between September 2015 and August 2016.
  • Entries can be submitted in any of the official U.N. languages (English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian).
  • Each candidate can submit to no more than two (2) prize categories, with a maximum of three (3) stories in each. Joint entries are accepted.
  • Electronic files and web links uploaded to the online Entry Form are required.
How to Submit Your Entry: 

Entries are submitted online by completing the UNCA Awards Entry Form.
On the first page, please complete your personal information and bio and upload your photo, then proceed to submit your work electronically by including web links and or/uploading files directly to the Entry Form.

** Electronic entries are mandatory **

All entries must be received by September 1st, 2016
For Questions regarding UNCA Awards & entries please contact:
The UNCA Office, 1-212-963-7137. Or send an email to

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Kiplinger Fellowship Program

With technical innovation and market instability changing the game for modern journalists, the Ohio State University is offering the Kiplinger Program that educates new digital tools and approaches, to keep journalists relevant in a changing media world.

The Program offers fellowships, workshops, hands-on learning labs, presentations at regional and national journalism conferences, and other training to enhance reporting and storytelling. 25 journalists will be selected for the weeklong fellowship program, which will be held April 23-28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State University is one of the largest universities in the USA. It is also home to a diverse group of the best and brightest people in the world.

  • Journalists need at least five years of professional experience to apply
  • International journalists are welcome to apply. All training will be conducted in English
  • If you are a print, broadcast or online journalist with five or more years of experience (here or abroad), you are eligible to become a Kip
  • If you participated in the Kiplinger Fellowship program prior to 2011 (when it changed its focus to social media and digital tools), you may apply
How to Apply:

The applying process is completely on-line. Applications for the 2017 Kiplinger Fellowship will open Sept. 6, 2016.

Supporting Documents:
  • A short bio (maximum of 150 words)
  • A short explanation of how the Kiplinger Fellowship would benefit you and your newsroom (maximum of 200 words)
  • The Web links to three recent stories that showcase your talent
  • Two references who know your work well (name, title, organization, email, phone)
  • An estimated 25 journalists will be selected for the weeklong fellowship program, which will be held April 23-28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio
Award Amount:
  • The Kiplinger Fellowship will cover hotel accommodations for the week, provide many meals and a tuition-free week of immersive digital training
  • Fellows (or their news organizations) will be responsible for arranging and paying for transportation to and from Columbus
  • For journalists working outside the United States, limited travel stipends will be available, based on financial need
Application Deadline:

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