The Murray Kempton Awards, named for the famed columnist who captured the soul of the city while often serving as its conscience, recognize the contributions of outstanding undergraduate student journalists at the City University of New York.
Eligibility: The competition is open to undergraduate students enrolled at the University for journalistic material published – in print, on the Web or in class – between June 16, 2009 and June 15, 2010. Undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline may submit entries for the New Media Business Challenge.
Judging: Awards will be made by panel of professional journalists, broadcasters and/or University faculty. Their evaluation criteria include: originality; creativity; clarity in presentation; readability or audio/video storytelling; enterprise in reporting; journalistic significance, and accuracy of spelling and grammar. The journalistic work must be about matters of importance to the college community, interpreted broadly, including coverage of news, sports, student athletics and the arts.