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Call for entries: 2020 Philip Meyer Award

October 12, 2020

It’s once again time to enter the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest. Entries are now being accepted online, through Nov. 15.

Established in 2005, the award was created to honor Philip Meyer’s pioneering efforts to utilize social science research methods to foster better journalism. The contest recognizes stories that incorporate survey research, probabilities, and other social science tools in creative ways. Three awards are given annually:

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

Not sure what to enter? Watch award-winning data journalists Jennifer LaFleur, David Donald (deceased) and Tom Hargrove discuss best practices for great data reporting and stories that previously won the Philip Meyer Awards. To learn more about the contest, go to the Philip Meyer Award FAQ page, or contact IRE’s contest coordinator, Lauren Grandestaff at 573-882-6668 or

The deadline for entries is November 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

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