8th Annual Award John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting

Competition is now open for the John Jay College of Criminal Justice/Harry Frank Guggenheim prizes for the best reporting on crime and justice published in U.S. newspapers, magazines or online. The $1,000 annual awards, sponsored by the nation's pre-eminent academic institution on criminal justice, honor investigative, feature and enterprise journalism that has had a significant impact on public understanding during the year. The Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting is administered by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay, and judged by a panel of leading journalists and educators. Prizewinners are announced after Jan 1, 2013, and will be entitled to an all-expense paid trip to New York to accept the awards at the annual prize dinner in February, 2013. To be eligible for the prize, work must be published in the U.S. between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012.

The entry fee is $50.

$1,000 Awards in Two Categories

Single story or a series published in a newspaper, magazine or online news outlet.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: November 16, 2012 11:59 p.m. ET

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The Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) promotes quality reporting on criminal justice, and brings journalists together with scholars and practitioners to help broaden public understanding of the trends, problems and issues relating to crime and justice in 21st century society. CMCJ also runs www.thecrimereport.org, the nation's only criminal justice news service. The award will be presented in conjunction with the Harry F. Guggenheim Annual Symposium on Crime in America in February 2013. An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law.

For full details on eligibility criteria and the entry form, and a list of past winners, please visit the Center's website at http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/cmcj/ or contact Ricardo Martinez, prize administrator at rmartinez@jjay.cuny.edu, 646-557-4690; or Cara Tabachnick, Deputy Director at ctabachnick@jjay.cuny.edu, 212-484-1175.

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The 8th Annual H.F. Guggenheim/John Jay Conference on Crime in America

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Deadline December 12, 2012 11:59 p.m. ET

The 8th Annual John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

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DEADLINE EXTENSION: November 16th, 2012 11:59 p.m. ET

For Eligibility Rules, Click here


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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Mother Jones Magazine Win 2012 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

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Gun Violence Reporting Workshop. For more information click here.

CMCJ/Pew Advanced Journalism Seminars
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New York Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer Investigative Team Win 2011 John Jay Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

Read the New York Magazine story here.
Read the Philadelphia Inquirer story here.

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