Print: Dailies


LARGE DAILIES
(Circulation greater than 60,000)


01. DEADLINE REPORTING
Outstanding coverage of a single event on deadline. Entry limited to 5 articles.

02. NON-DEADLINE REPORTING
Outstanding non-investigative enterprise reporting. Entry limited to 10 articles

03. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Reportage that demonstrates outstanding journalistic initiative on an important issue. Cover letter required. Entry limited to 15 articles.

04. FEATURE WRITING
Outstanding writing in human-interest or trend stories, including profiles. Entry limited to 5 samples.


SMALL DAILIES
(Circulation of 60,000 or less)


05. DEADLINE REPORTING
Outstanding coverage of a single event on deadline. Entry limited to 5 articles.

06. NON-DEADLINE REPORTING
Outstanding non-investigative enterprise reporting. Entry limited to 10 articles.

07. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Reportage that demonstrates outstanding journalistic initiative on an important issue. Cover letter required. Entry limited to 15 articles.

08. FEATURE WRITING
Outstanding writing in human-interest or trend stories, including profiles. Entry limited to 5 samples.


ALL DAILIES


09. SPORTS REPORTING
Outstanding coverage of a sports activity, issue or personality. Entry can be a single story or no more than 10 articles.

10. SPORTS COMMENTARY
Outstanding analysis of sports events, issues or individual athletes. Submit up to 5 samples.

11. BUSINESS REPORTING
Outstanding coverage of business, industry, finance or the economy. Judging will focus on relevance and clarity for the non-business reader as well as originality and thoroughness. Entry limited to 10 articles.

12. TECHNOLOGY REPORTING
Outstanding writing about technology and its impact on people and society in news articles or commentary. Entry limited to 5 articles.

13. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING
Outstanding coverage of government at any level and its impact on people. Judging will focus on clarity and thoroughness in making government relevant to readers. Cover letter recommended. Entries submitted in other categories are permitted. Entry limited to 5 articles.

14. POLITICS REPORTING
Outstanding reportage on the art and craft of politics, including elections and important local, state and national issues. Cover letter recommended. Entries from other categories are permitted. Entry limited to 10 articles.

15. COURTS & THE LAW REPORTING
Outstanding reportage on or analysis of the legal system – courts, corrections and law enforcement. Entries from other categories permitted. Entry limited to 10 articles.

16. DISASTER COVERAGE
Outstanding reportage on natural and manmade disasters. Cover letter recommended. Entries from other categories permitted. Entry limited to 10 articles.

17. CONSUMER REPORTING
Outstanding reporting on or analysis of critical issues affecting consumers, such as threats to public health or safety or individual economic wellbeing. Cover letter recommended. Entries from other categories permitted. Entry limited to 5 articles.

18. TRAVEL WRITING
Outstanding reportage on tourism and travel, foreign or domestic. Entry limited to 5 articles.

19. CRITICISM
Outstanding analysis or interpretation of music, movies, art, theater or popular culture. Entry limited to 5 articles.

20. SERIOUS COMMENTARY
Outstanding bylined analysis or interpretation of current events or issues. Entry limited to 5 articles.

21. HUMOROUS COMMENTARY
Outstanding writing that conveys the humor in any issue or the human condition. Entry limited to 5 articles.

22. EDITORIAL WRITING
Outstanding writing in newspaper editorials. Judging will emphasize logical conclusions supported by insightful argument. Entry limited to 5 articles.

23. PUBLIC SERVICE IN DAILY JOURNALISM
Outstanding service to the public rendered through extensive coverage of an issue facing a community. Cover letter required. Entries from other categories are permitted. Entry limited to 15 articles, including editorials and columns.