The Global Health Council Excellence in Media Award for Global Health is given each year to a journalist (print, electronic, and/or visual) who has in the prior year most effectively captured the essence of a major issue in global health and conveyed it to a broad audience. The award is given for a distinguished example of reporting on global health issues. Nominees include institutions or independent journalists. All works are to be characterized by a high caliber of writing, accurate reporting, and emphasis on influencing public behavior through education on the issue.
The Global Health Council recognizes the vital role played by the media in informing the public, as well as decision-makers, and seeks through this award to highlight the important contributions to understanding and action made by the winner of the award.
Selection of the awardee is based on the quality of the reporting as well as its wide reach among readers and viewers.
The Council welcomes Media Award submissions in the following four categories:
1. Newspaper, Magazine and Major Print Publication (NY Times, the New Yorker, the Economist, TIME Magazine, the London Times)
2. Broadcast, TV and "New Media" (video, mixed media, radio and internet-based)
4. Community Media (community, local, in-country media of all types, including newspaper, community radio and Internet-based, does not include any major news organizations or companies)
* Entries may be made by any individual or organization from material appearing in print or electronic media
* Entries may be made by U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based individuals or organizations
* Entries may be submitted in writing or electronically with a nomination letter
* Eligible works must have been published or aired between February 1, 2007 and February 1, 2008
* Submissions must be in English
* Previous winners are eligible for entry
* Selection of the awardee is based on the quality of the reporting as well as its wide reach among readers and viewers
Nominations will be considered by an independent panel of noted journalists.
The award will be presented in Washington, D.C. at a special awards ceremony during the Global Health Council's annual international conference.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 1, 2008.