THE AWARD SEASON:
USC Annenberg Walker Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television
From Thanh T. T. Tan/ USC Research Assistant
WERE LOOKING FOR THE NATIONS BEST POLITICAL COVERAGE
If your political coverage is innovative, focused on the
issues and candidates and informs your viewers about their
electoral choices in a meaningful way, we invite you to enter
the competition for the USC Annenberg Walker Cronkite Award
for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication, the Norman Lear
Center and Reliable Resources for Broadcast Political Coverage
sponsors the award to honor outstanding achievement in political
coverage. The award recognizes creative meaningful coverage
that helps viewers understand ballot issues, who the candidates
are and what they stand for, as well as how viewers
electoral choices will affect their lives.
Go to www.reliableresources.org for more information.
Political coverage must have aired on a television station
or network in the United States during the year 2002.
Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form and tape.
Entry forms are available online at www.reliableresources.org.
Entries must be on Beta tape. Please label both the tape and
tape case with the station/company name, contact name, category
and length of tape. Non-English language entries are encouraged.
A written presentation is required and should include a story
log for each entry, detailing each news organizations/individuals
political coverage efforts during the course of the 2002 campaign
(national, state or local) and what made those efforts exceptional.
The fee for each entry is $75. Payment for entry fees should
be made by check payable to the University of Southern California
and must accompany the entry.
Send completed entry form, Beta tape, written presentation
and fees by Dec. 15, 2002 to:
Reliable Resources, University of Southern California
3800 S. Figueroa, Suite 106, Los Angeles, CA 90037
(see www.reliableresources.org for more details on these categories)
National Broadcast Television Network
National Cable Television
Network Station Group
Local Television/Public Broadcast Station
Local Cable News Station
Best Coverage of Money and Politics
USC Annenberg journalism faculty and staff will screen the
entries and forward their evaluations to a panel of journalism
professionals and scholars. That panel will make the final
Award recipients will be notified in March 2003. The awards
will be presented at a luncheon and symposium in April 8,
2003, during the RTNDA@NAB convention in Las Vegas.