Works of reporting focusing on children or families are eligible for this year’s Casey Medals.

Presented by the Journalism Center on Children and Families through the University of Maryland, the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honor pieces that spotlight children and family issues within the U.S. Any piece that appeared in calendar year 2012 is eligible for the 2013 awards. Applications are due by March 1, and the winners receive $1,000, a spot at an awards ceremony and consideration for a bigger prize: the America’s Promise Journalism Awards for Awareness and Action.

Two public media reports won Casey Medals in 2012. An NPR story on Native foster care received the Audio prize, while the young reporters of WNYC’s Radio Rookies program won the Youth award for “Coming of Age in 2011″.

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