In 2011, representatives of seven European media foundations came together in De Balie Debating Centre in Amsterdam to exchange ideas. They agreed that encouraging high-quality journalism, in print or online, will help raise journalism’s role as a vital defender of democracy’s freedoms and as an initiator of a serious European discourse. The idea for the European Press Prize was born.
In the first year of the Prize, awards will be given in four separate categories. Each award consists of € 10,000.
1. The Editing Award – For the editor who the judges believe has contributed most to public debate and public understanding;
2. The Commentator Award – For the feature writer, columnist or commentator who has done most to illuminate vital issues for his readers;
3. The News Reporting Award – For the reporter or specialist expert whose work has made a decisive impact;
4. The Innovation Award – For the outstanding innovation of the year – in print or via digital: anything that makes a significant contribution to journalism’s future.
First awards in January 2013
Entries for year one of the awards open on July 1 and close on October 26, 2012.
The winners – judged by a distinguished panel from different areas of Europe will be announced in January and have their awards presented at a congress of Europe’s media foundations in the De Balie Debating Centre, Amsterdam, on 26 February, 2013.
Please read more about the new European Press Prize at: http://www.europeanpressprize.
Useful information are published in this section: http://www.europeanpressprize.