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Apply for the Philip Meyer Journalism Award

Teachers not making the grade. Under reported cases of sexual assault and other crimes on college campuses nationwide. Immigrant’s impact on the economy.

Journalists from all over the country dug deep to uncover these stories last year with work that won the Philip Meyer Journalism Award. The award recognizes stories that incorporate survey research, probabilities and other social science tools in creative ways that lead to journalism vital to the community.

The postmark deadline is Monday, Oct. 31.

Three awards are given annually:

  • $500 — 1st place
  • $300 — 2nd place
  • $200 — 3rd place

Established in 2005, the awards were created to honor Philip Meyer’s pioneering efforts to utilize social science research methods to foster better journalism.

Work submitted for consideration must have been published between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2011. A PDF of the entry form is available to download online.

For additional information, please refer to the Philip Meyer Award FAQ page.

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