ProPublica Prizes for Investigative Governance
Call for Nominations
The ProPublica prizes will honor each year’s outstanding investigative work by governmental bodies in the U.S.
The prizes are being established to recognize excellence in investigative reports issued by governmental groups such as the Government Accountability Office, congressional committees, inspectors general, state attorneys general, special counsels and special prosecutors—at any level or branch of government.
Prizes will be awarded after judging by an independent, nonpartisan panel of journalists and former public officials, including former investigators. Winners will be recognized at an award luncheon in Washington, D.C.
The criteria for judging entrants will be similar to those used by ProPublica, the new independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, with respect to its own efforts: honoring work that achieves impact in the public interest by exposing exploitation of the weak by the strong and the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.
Categories of prizes will include:
Federal investigation—executive branch
Federal investigation—legislative branch
Federal investigation—independent agency
State or local investigation—multi-district elective or executive agency
State or local investigation—legislative branch or independent agency
Material must be published during calendar year 2008.
Nominations are due Jan. 31, 2009.
Nominations can be made by anyone; self-nominations welcome.
Download the nomination form.
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