2003 awards in international journalism

Applications are being accepted for the 2003 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism. Two prizes worth $10,000 each will be awarded to a freelance journalist covering foreign news and a reporter in a developing nation or country in transition.

The 2002 local reporting award was given to a team from Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland) and the freelance journalist award was given to Carlotta Gall.

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 Leone. 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 1 May, 2003. There is no entry fee. Award criteria and entry forms are available at the web site: www.jrn.columbia.edu/events/schork.

For further information, contact:

Irena Choi Stern
Administrator, Kurt Schork Awards
Columbia University
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027, USA
email: ics9@columbia.edu
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