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Thursday, February 06, 2014
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism have been recognising and rewarding exceptional business journalism since 1974. The awards are the premier financial journalism awards in South Africa and have become a prestigious and hotly contested accolade.
We have continued our commitment to the initiative by revamping the 2013 awards to bring them in line with media changes and ensure their ongoing relevance. The most significant change is the introduction of two new core categories: platform neutral and platform specific awards. Platform neutral awards celebrate content generated on a range of subjects independent of the platform the work was produced for. Platform specific awards recognise the deep skills needed for each platform.
A special award in 2013, the ‘African Growth Story’, will honour the journalist who best captures the growth story of the African continent. This marks the first time the awards have been opened to journalists outside of South Africa.
An independent panel of judges – which includes media experts, an academic and an economist – will judge according to the following revised criteria: news value, impact, rigour in reporting, analytical value, originality, integrity, specialist knowledge and storytelling.