The Aronson Awards

The James Aronson
Undergraduate Journalism Award 2012
Call for Entries

Hunter College undergraduate journalists are invited to enter their work in the James Aronson Undergraduate Journalism contest.

The winner will receive $200 and will be recognized as part of the ceremonies for the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, a contest for professional journalists.

The award ceremony will take place at 7 PM, Wednesday, April 18 in the Lang Auditorium, Fourth Floor, Hunter North Building.

The contest is open to all Hunter College student journalists, who publish in campus papers such as The Envoy, class-based online publications, such as Neighborhood News or regularly published off-campus outlets. It is not necessary to be a media studies major.

To enter, submit a portfolio of five best clips, a resume and a cover letter introducing yourself and explaining how journalism figures in your larger professional or personal goals.

Stories will be judged for thorough reporting; concise, vivid writing and effective structure. Pursuing social justice themes is a plus but overall professionalism is the fundamental requirement.

The deadline is noon, Monday, March 26. Place materials in the mailbox of Peter Parisi in the Film & Media Studies department office (433B Hunter North).

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