Deadline: 15 March 2017
Applications are now open for “The Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism”, sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships and The Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University.
By recognizing the highest-quality environmental reporting about the North American West, the Knight-Risser Prize seeks to inspire journalists in all media to bring sophisticated reporting, solid environmental science and compelling storytelling to the public.
The North American West, for the purposes of this award, includes the United States west of the Mississippi River, Canada west of Ontario, including Nunavut, and all of Mexico.
Areas of Interest
Given the Western environmental focus of the award, especially interested in stories covering the following areas:
- Water and other natural resources
- Wildlife and habitats
- Regional planning
- Environmental change, including climate change
- Interstate and transnational environmental issues
- The West’s diverse communities and cultures, and the environment
- Journalists working for U.S., Canadian or Mexican newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online sites accessible to the general public are eligible to apply, as are freelancers.
- Those whose work appears in publications or programs connected to government agencies, advocacy organizations, or to business or trade organizations with a financial stake in environmental issues, are not eligible.
- Entries must be predominantly about an environmental subject occurring in or affecting the North American West, and must have been published, broadcast or posted during the calendar year of the current prize. Series that began in one year and ended in another are eligible but may be entered only once.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Countries: United States, Canada and Mexico.
For more information, please visit Knight-Risser Prize.