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Appendix A: Journalism Awards and Prizes - Specialized Journalism Awards
This is the most common category of awards—those given in honor of a specific kind of reporting or other activity. They show the variety of journalism media as well as many reporting specialties. The National Press Foundation established this award in 1984 (and named it after the former Washington Post editor some two decades later) to recognize significant achievements that enhance the quality of journalism in the United States. The award, open to an editor at any level, is made in recognition of imagination, professional skill, ethics, and an ability to motivate staff—qualities that produce excellence in media. This is one award that one does not apply for. Past winners: Created in 1980 in honor of the Republican Senator from Illinois (served 1951–69), the award is intended to recognize individuals whose work shows thoughtful appraisal and insight into the workings of the U.S. Congress. Two awards are given annually by ...