Call for entries: The division’s newspaper project award
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
2012 AEJMC NEWSPAPER AND ONLINE NEWS DIVISION NEWSPAPER PROJECT AWARD
May 1 deadline
The AEJMC Newspaper and Online News Division’s Newspaper Project Award recognizes publications produced by students and professors in journalism classes or as special curricular projects connected to courses. To qualify, the publication must have been edited and produced as part of the curriculum, text reported and written by students, and professors must have been responsible for editing and/or advising. Magazines, newsletters or Yellow Page-like compilations will not be accepted. Eligible publications must have been published in either the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 academic years. Online newspaper publications are eligible and may be submitted on a DVD or CD. The following form should be filled out and accompany the entry:
Professor’s Name: _______________________________________
Phone with area code: ____________
Name of Newspaper Publication: ____________________________
Course/s or project affiliated with publication:
ATTACH a one-page double-spaced explanation about the newspaper project. Address why you chose this project, its target audience, special challenges the publication faced, what you and the students learned in completing this project and how it fits into your journalism curriculum.
Submissions: Entries will consist of 5 copies of a single issue of the newspaper or DVDs or CDs. Please be sure to attach copies of the entry form and the one-page explanation about the project to each of the 5 copies you submit. They must be postmarked by May 1, 2012. Address queries to Bernie Ankney at email@example.com.
Entries will be judged on writing and visual storytelling. As a result, photojournalism, layout and design that aid in storytelling will be evaluated. Online-only publications will be evaluated using the same criteria as the print submissions. Finally, these publications must be special projects, not routine stories that were published in a newspaper. Send entries to: Dr. Bernie Ankney, Samford University, Journalism and Mass Communication, 800 Lakeshore Drive, UCA 105, Birmingham, AL 35229.