Albert Londres Prize

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The Albert Londres Prize is the highest French journalism award, named in honor of journalist Albert Londres. Created in 1932, it was first awarded in 1933 and is considered the French equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. However, unlike its American counterpart, it is only awarded to two laureates each year. The main prize goes to the year's "best reporter in the written press". Since 1985, a second prize is also been awarded to the "best audiovisual reporter".

History[edit]

On the death of Albert Londres, on 16 May 1932, his daughter, Florise Martinet-London, decided to create an award in his memory. From 1933, the Albert Londres prize is awarded every year on May 16, to a young journalist under the age of forty.

Florise Martinet-London died in 1975. The Albert Londres Prize is administered by the Association of Albert Londres Prize, comprising the various winners. Chaired for 21 years by Henri Amouroux, it is chaired since May 2006 by Josette Alia. The prize is awarded by a jury of 19 journalists and winners of the previous year. In 1985, under the influence of Henri de Turenne, also a director, a prize was created for the audiovisual documentary. Since then, the association has been administered by the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors (SCAM), a grouping of authors authors of documentaries.

Laureates[edit]

Written word[edit]

Audiovisual[edit]

References[edit]

  • Grands reportages : les quarante-trois prix Albert Londres 1946-1989, Seuil, 1989
  • Jan Krauze, Stéphane Joseph, Grands reporters Prix Albert Londres : 100 reportages d'exception de 1950 à Aujourd'hui, Les arènes, 2010
  • Grands reportages : les films du prix Albert Londres (1985 - 2010, 10 DVD), Editions Montparnasse, 2010

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