WERT Prize for Global Business Reporting

The WERT Prize for Global Business Reporting Presented By Knight-Bagehot Fellowships in Economics and Business.

The WERT Prize honors excellence in comprehensively reported business journalism by a woman for work that fosters a greater understanding of global business.

About

The WERT Prize was established in 2018 and is funded by a bequest made by The Women’s Economic Round Table to the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School.

The recipient of the prize receives $2,000 for work published in English, across platforms - print, radio, broadcast and digital. Books, films, and individual works not affiliated with a mass media organization are not eligible. All entries must have appeared during the previous calendar year that the Prize is awarded. 

In 2019, the WERT Prize honorarium will be $4,000, thanks to a one-time grant from the Muriel Siebert Foundation, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Economic Round Table, which was founded in 1978 by Dr. Amelia Augustus and Maria Rolfe.

How To Enter

The Prize nominations deadline is February 15, 2019. The Prize will be announced in May 2019.

All materials should be formatted and uploaded as PDFs. Supporting multimedia presentations should be sent as URLs. Links must remain live through April 30, 2019.

An online entry form will be available in December to upload supporting materials. The entry fee for each nomination is $50.

Materials needed for entry:

  • One to five pieces of business reporting. Materials may be uploaded as PDFs or as links.
  • Confirmation that the pieces appeared during 2018.
  • Broadcast transcripts for radio or video reporting, or if your online entry includes audio/video components.

Supplemental materials such as a brief statement on the work as well as biography of the person who contributed to the pieces may be submitted.

Please keep in mind:

  • A single article or a series of articles can be submitted. A series must be designated as such by the publication when it is printed. A regular column may also be submitted as a series.
  • If submitting a series, up to five articles can be submitted.
  • If a piece or series lives online, direct links may be provided. Otherwise, please upload the material to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Selection Commitee

Gillian Tett U.S. Managing Editor The Financial Times
Rebecca Blumenstein Deputy Managing Editor The New York Times
Stephanie Mehta Editor-in-Chief Fast Company
Barkha Dutt Anchor and Columnist The Washington Post
Michelle Holmes Vice President of Content Alabama Media Group, Hearst Inc.
Kevin Delaney Editor-in-Chief and Co-President Quartz
Sandy Sugawara Deputy Director Voice of America
Kimi Yoshino Deputy Managing Editor The Los Angeles Times
Raju Narisetti Director, Knight-Bagehot Business and Economics Journalism Fellowships and Professor of Professional Practice Columbia Journalism School

 

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