Contest honors pandemic news for children, teachers of press freedom [Worldwide]

Posted on Feb 26, 2021 in COVID-19 Reporting

Producers of news who decode pandemic issues for children and teachers who explain press freedom can compete for an award.

The Global Youth & News Media, a French nonprofit committed to linking young people and news media in ways that reinforce youth citizenship and journalism in society, is accepting entries for its Journalism Award and the News/Media Literacy Award for a Press Freedom Teacher.

The Journalism Award will recognize innovation in journalism for children [up to age 12] on any platform about the COVID-19 pandemic. The award will honor breakthrough reporting with, about and/or for this young audience that produces a clear, important impact, especially through a solutions journalism approach. News organizations can nominate themselves.

The News/Media Literacy Award for a Press Freedom Teacher will recognize excellence in assuring that students get a thorough understanding of the crucial role of journalism in society and the sometimes deadly risks for people who do this work. Educators at any level -- primary, secondary or university -- can nominate themselves or be nominated by their colleagues, their students, a news organization or a nongovernmental organization. 

The deadline is April 15.