European Press Prize
The European Press Prize is awarded in four different categories. Each award is for 10,000 euros, to be spent wherever possible on a personal project that may, in turn, enrich the practice of journalism. The judges are also empowered to award a special prize for particular excellence. The nominated works will be published on the website of the European Press Prize.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING AWARD – For discovering and revealing facts, exposing hidden news to the public.
Investigative reporting is one of journalism’s core duties. It means journalists – either alone or in teams – discovering and revealing facts that would otherwise remain hidden: stories of corruption or neglect in business, secret deals in politics and hidden crimes of war, from an international scale to that of one hospital or one person. Some winners have shown personal bravery in the face of power that wishes to silence them. Equally, international networks of data investigation have exposed some mighty scandals. Investigative journalism serves the public interest. It tells voters in democracies what they need to know. It is one definition of the purpose of journalism itself.
This year’s winner: Trigger Warning, by Annemarte Moland, Even Kjølleberg, Ruben Solvang, published by NRK (Norway)
DISTINGUISHED REPORTING AWARD – For exceptional reporting, telling a story in the best possible way.
The worlds of investigation and brilliant description or narrative blend into each other. Great journalism can reveal ánd describe in a single article. But this is the category – in news, features, business and sport – where fine reportage belongs. Telling the story in the best possible way. It may be the work of a foreign correspondent chronicling war, terrorism or disaster. It may equally be perceptive reporting of events, trends or changes in politics, society or culture at home, explaining them to another. Or it may just capture events with an eloquence, originality, perception or power that live in the memory.
Any journalist that works in or is from any of the 47 countries of the Council of Europe is eligible to compete in the European Press Prize.
The articles can be in any language, but accompanied by a synopsis in English (250 words maximum), explaining the theme of the article(s), together with an assessment of its impact and reception.
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