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 1949 in memory of George Polk, a CBS correspondent who was murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek Civil War (1946–49). In 2009 former New York Times editor 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