Press Releases / November 20, 2023
NIHCM Renames Journalism Awards
Washington, D.C., November 20, 2023 – The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM) is renaming and updating the definitions for three of the organization’s four, prestigious journalism awards. As the leading organization honoring the work of health journalists each year, NIHCM is revising the awards program to be more responsive to rapid shifts in the journalism profession.
“We are excited to announce this new direction in our journalism awards programming,” said Nancy Chockley, Founding President and CEO of NIHCM. “As journalists embrace new and more compelling methods of storytelling, we want to ensure that we continue to provide a fitting awards platform for their extraordinary work.”
In 2024, the NIHCM Awards program will celebrate 30 years of recognizing often groundbreaking journalism and research. The Foundation has awarded more than $1.2 million to an impressive roster of health journalists and researchers, working with an independent panel of judges. The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to transforming health care through evidence and collaboration.
The NIHCM journalism awards will continue to recognize excellence in reporting from national and local outlets that cover important issues in health care and health policy. Here are the revised NIHCM Journalism Award categories:
Investigative and General Reporting Award (formerly the General Circulation Award)
- This category will continue to focus on general health reporting from print or digital outlets, as well as (but not limited to) investigative articles or series. It is not for articles that are primarily data driven.
The Data-Driven Storytelling Award (formerly the Digital Media Award)
- This category is designed for health reporting that relies on written, as well as data-based elements such as strong graphics, charts, and/or interactive images to tell a story. Submissions should be digital stories that cannot be told without the visual, data-based components.
Television and Audio Journalism Award (formerly the Television & Radio Award)
- The submission requirements for this category have been expanded to include health journalism produced for, and originally disseminated on, television, radio, or other platforms for video, film, or audio distribution, such as streaming, cable, or the internet.
NIHCM’s Trade Journalism and Research Award categories will remain unchanged.