George Polk Awards
|George Polk Awards in Journalism|
|Awarded for||To honor excellence in print and broadcast journalism|
|Presented by||Long Island University|
The George Polk Awards in Journalism are a series of American journalism awards presented annually by Long Island University in New York in the United States. PBS described it as "one of only a couple of journalism prizes that means anything."
The awards were established in 1948 in memory of George Polk, a CBS correspondent who was murdered while covering the Greek Civil War. In 2009, John Darnton was named curator of the George Polk Awards.
- Foreign Reporting
- Radio Reporting
- Economics Reporting
- Business Reporting
- Labor Reporting
- Legal Reporting
- National Reporting
- Internet Reporting
- Magazine Reporting
- State Reporting
- Education Reporting
- Local Reporting
- Television Reporting
In addition, the George Polk Career Award is given in recognition of an individual's lifelong achievements.
- "Former Times Editor Will Oversee Polk Awards", The New York Times. The New York Times. April 16, 2009
- Past Winners of the George Polk Awards