Have you read an outstanding news story that covers family-related topics in a particularly insightful way? Have you circulated thought-provoking articles in your Family, Gender, or other social science courses, or referred them to your clients? If so, let us know about them by nominating these pieces for a CCF Media Award! We are currently accepting nominations for pieces written in 2016 or 2017 to award at the biennial CCF meeting in spring of 2018.
In an age of “fake news” and “click bait,” it is more important than ever to recognize the hard work of journalists who are committed to producing high-quality investigative news stories. As scholars and professionals in family-related disciplines, it is our duty to promote well-researched stories, and the authors behind them, that allow us to engage in critical thinking and discussion with our students, clients, neighbors, friends, and fellow professionals.
As you see journalism that fits this description (and our award criteria, below), please submit them for consideration using the nomination form (link https://contemporaryfamilies.org/2018mediaawards-nomination/)
Thank you for your participation in this process!
Writers, editors, and producers may self-nominate; CCF members are also encouraged to submit nominations.
Submissions must draw on traditional journalistic techniques of interview, observation and documentation. Opinion pieces are not eligible. Work must have been published, broadcast, or posted during calendar year 2016 and 2017.
- Video and radio submissions must not exceed 30 minutes.
- Written submissions must not exceed 2000 words; excerpts are acceptable.
- A series that covers a particular issue over time is eligible.