Last year, Nigerian journalist, Tolu Ogunlesi was one of the recipients of the CNN Multichoice African Journalist Award. Now, it’s time for journalists to send in their entries for selection for this year’s set of awards.
The idea behind the CNN Multichoice African Journalist competition is “to encourage, promote and recognise excellence in African journalism.”
According to the CNN press release:
“The Competition is open to African professional journalists, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story which has been made available as a printed publication or broadcast through an electronic medium (television; radio or digital platform) whose primary audience are based in Africa.“
So, what qualities are expected of journalists who send in their entries?
The journalists and the entries should have the following qualities:
– Tell the story in a balanced, comprehensive and objective manner.
– Demonstrate journalistic integrity and resourcefulness.
– Communicate the story in a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience.
– Display well organised research and insight.
-Was broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese, between January and December 2013 with proof supplied.
The Prizes to be won include:
– An all-expenses paid finalists’ programme of networking activities and workshops, culminating in the Gala Awards Ceremony. Each finalist will receive a cash prize, with each category winner also receiving a laptop computer and printer.
“The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Award winner will be selected from the category winners and will receive an additional cash prize and will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.“
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