The Columbia Universtity
Graduate School of Journalism is accepting applications
for the 2005 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism.
Two prizes worth US$5,000 each will be awarded to a reporter
in a developing nation or country in transition and a freelance
journalist covering foreign news.
The 2004 local reporting award was given
to a Adrian Liviu Avram (Romania) and the freelance journalist
award was given to Andrew Meldrum writing for The Guardian.
The prizes were established by the Schork
family in honor of American journalist Kurt Schork, who
was killed in 2000, while on assignment for Reuters in Sierra
Leóne. The awards are supported by Reuters and administered
by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
The winners will be judged not only on the quality of writing
and investigative effort, but also on the level of courage
and resourcefulness demonstrated by the applicants.
The DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS POSTMARK
May 1, 2005. There is no entry fee. Award criteria and entry
forms are available at the web site: www.jrn.columbia.edu/events/schork.