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Television and Radio Journalism Award

The NIHCM Foundation Health Care Television and Radio Journalism Award recognizes excellence in television and radio reporting on health care issues and policy.


Application Information

Winners were announced on April 20th. The next awards application cycle will open in December.

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14th Annual Television and Radio Journalism Award Process


Prize

A $20,000 prize will be presented to the winner.

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Award FAQ

Eligibility

  • Entries must originally have aired during calendar year 2020
  • Entry can be either an individual story or a series
  • Stories must be advertised and disseminated as an official series in order to be submitted as one entry
  • Entries will be accepted from staff employees of national or local news organizations, nationally-distributed cable programs, online streaming platforms or from freelance journalists who have produced reports disseminated by same
  • Online stories will be accepted if produced for and disseminated originally on the web in affiliation with a television or radio news organization, or through an online streaming platform

Entry

  • Deadline Extended: January 22, 2021
  • Entry is free
  • Limit three entries per entrant
  • Applicants must submit a URL link to their piece or series. Please contact Josh Hamburg at jhamburg[at]nihcm.org if you are unable submit a link to your entry.

Selection Criteria

  • New insights and fresh perspectives generated by the reporting
  • Influential journalism that sparks health policy change and/or builds public awareness
  • Quality of storytelling

Judges

Callie Crossley

Television Commentator, GBH; Radio Commentator, NPR; former Health and Medicine Producer, 20/20, ABC News

Susan Dentzer

Visiting Fellow, Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University; former Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; former Health Correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS

Gisele Grayson

Senior Producer, Science Desk, NPR

Stone Phillips

StonePhillipsReports.com; former Dateline NBC Anchor

Alice Irene Pifer

Co-Producer, Beyond Hoarding Documentary; Co-Editor, The Authentic Voice: The Best Reporting on Race and Ethnicity; former Producer, ABC News

Julie Rovner

Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Chief Washington Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Susan Wagner

Senior Coordinating Producer, Medical Unit, NBC News