Presented by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and named after the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by terrorists in 2002, the awards are open to any professional journalist or team of journalists who will have published investigative work between July 15, 2011 and April 30, 2013 involving on-the-ground reporting in at least two countries. One $5,000 first prize is awarded to a U.S.-based reporter and one to a reporter outside the U.S., with an additional five finalist awards of $1,000 each. All entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2013.
The ICIJ has given few of these honors to journalists in public media, though in 2011 it gave a special citation to NPR, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Swiss TV RSI for an investigation exploring the worldwide reaction to threats of swine flu and H1N1.
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