Nominations are Open for ACJ Investigative Journalism Awards

The awards jury, which will examine pieces of investigative journalism, will be headed by Justice Ajit Prakash Shah.

Man walking in front of a newspaper vendor. Representative image. Credit: Reuters

Man walking in front of a newspaper vendor. Representative image. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: Journalists and news organisations interested in applying for the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) awards – for investigative journalism in print, online and audio-visual categories – can now send their nominations.

“Any journalistic work that was published or broadcast during the calendar year 2016 is eligible for nomination by a news organisation, working or freelance journalist(s),” a press release by the Media Development Foundation (MDF), the trust that administers ACJ, said.

The release notes that nominations are open until February 27, 2017 and that further details on  nominations can be found here. “Nominees can also drop off their details at the ACJ Registrar’s office in Chennai,” the release noted.

While the awards jury will be headed by Justice Ajit Prakash (AP) Shah, the panel also includes economist Jayati Ghosh, senior journalist Krishna Prasad and filmmaker Madhusree Dutta.

The awards will be presented on May 3, 2017, World Press Freedom Day, and carry a citation and Rs 2,00,000/- per award in prize money.