Waldo Proffitt Award honors excellence in environmental journalism

THE Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications at the University of South Florida invites entries for the 2023 Waldo Proffitt Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism in Florida.

The award recognises distinguished examples of reporting and commentary about environmental issues in Florida.

The Waldo Proffitt Award was established in 1998 by friends of Waldo Proffitt, a former editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The award is made possible by the Waldo Proffitt Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.

The $1,000 award will be given for outstanding achievement in a story or series of stories, commentary, or editorials in 2022.



    Entries by an individual or team may include distinguished local reporting of breaking news, distinguished investigative reporting presented as a single story or series, distinguished explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject presented as a single story or series, distinguished commentary or editorial writing, or a combination of these forms.

    Works must have been published or aired in 2022 by a Florida newspaper, TV news station, radio station, or digital news site.

    Print and broadcast journalists and news organisations are eligible for an award.

    The deadline for the submission of entries is May 5, 2023. Interested applicants can apply here.

    Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via [email protected] or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi

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