Contest deadline extended one day
The first Military Reporters and Editors annual contest is days away! Entries must be received by midnight (EDT), June 1, 2004.
The deadline has been extended by a day because the original entry date was Memorial Day and Northwestern University, the U.S. Postal Service, and private delivery services would be closed.
The reporting awards will recognize outstanding military and national defense coverage during 2003 by print and broadcast journalists in large and small markets.
Military Reporters and Editors will honor the winners at our annual conference this fall. We will select a total of eight recipients — four print and four broadcast, from large and small markets — and an unspecified number of journalists whose work will be noted as “distinguished” by our judges.
Faculty from Northwestern University’s Medill School will judge the contest, which we expect to become a yearly fixture and one of the centerpieces of our annual gathering. Because of budget constraints, we cannot at this time offer cash prizes but we will seek funding to do so in the future. We hope that all of you will consider entering and please consider passing this message to others who cover the military.
The contest is open to anyone who qualifies, including non-MRE members.