Sokolov Award

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Sokolov Award
Awarded for outstanding journalism
Country Israel
Presented by Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo
First awarded 1956

The Sokolov Prize is an Israeli journalism award, awarded by the Tel Aviv municipality, in memory of Nahum Sokolow.

The award has been granted since 1956, initially to outstanding print journalists and since 1981 to journalists from the electronic media. It is considered the most prominent award for Israeli Journalism, second only to the Israel Prize for Journalism.

The prize is awarded annually, in close proximity to Nahum Sokolow's birthday (ה' בשבט, Hebrew calendar), or the anniversary of his death (י"ב באייר, Hebrew calendar).

Objectives[edit]

The prize is awarded to encourage journalistic excellence and reward outstanding achievements in investigative journalism.

Committee of Judges[edit]

The Sokokov Award's statute stipulates that the mayor shall appoint a selecting committee, consisting of three members, for the purpose of picking the Judges on the award committee. The selecting committee shall include an academy figure, a jurist and a representative of the mayor. The mayor then shall bring the make-up of the selecting committee to the approval of the city council. The selecting committee shall compose the Committee of Judges that will include two senior journalists, two academy figures, and a representative of the municipality. Usually the make-up of the Committee of Judges, who selects the winners of the printed media, is different from those who determine the winners of the electronic media.

The Prize[edit]

Winners receive a monetary prize. As of 2007, the prize was 18,000 shekels.

Winners[edit]

Winners by year
Year Name Notes/awarded for
1956 David Zakai
Yosef Yambur
Benzion Katz
Ezriel Carlebach
Ephraim Talmi
1958 Yehuda Gotthelf
Yosef Heftman
Aryeh Navon
Ephraim Kishon
Ezra Rivlis
1959 David Lazar
Uri Keysari
Haim Shrer
Moshe Sharett -
1961 Rafael Bashan
Herzl Berger
Haim Gouri
1964 Michael Bar-Zohar -
Yitzhak Gruenbaum
Kuf' Shabtai -
1966 Ruth Bondy
Herzl Rosenblum
1969 Haim Hefer -
Isaac Ramba
1972 Hana Zemer -
Baruch Nadal -
Ya'akov Rabi -
1975 Yeshayahu Avrech -
Mark Geffen
Shalom Rosenfeld -
Ze'ev Schiff
1977 Aryeh Disenchick -
Haviv Canaan
1981 Michael Assaf
Nahum Barnea
Ya'akov Farkash (Ze'ev)
1984 Haim Isaac
Ya'akov Erez, Avi Bettelheim, Avraham Tirosh
1985 Eitan Almog
Yossi Goddard
Ziv Yonatan
Ehud Yaari
Israel public channel 1,
Israel Army Radio and Kol Yisrael teams
1988 Gideon Greif
Edna Pe'er
Avshalom Kor
Danny Rubinstein
Nehemia Shtrasler
1993 Itai Anghel
Dov Bar-Nir
Dudu Dayan
Yehudith Lutz
Shlomo Nakdimon
Hanna Kim
Gideon Remez
Shlomo Nizan, Yair Garbuz,
Danny Carmen, Tirtzah Eisenberg
1998 Michael Handelzalts
Mishe Zack
Rafik Halabi
Tommy Lapid
Carmela Menashe
Moshe Negbi
Sever Plocker
Doron Rosenblum
2000 Mordechai Gilat
Nathan Zahavi
Dov Yodkovsky
Yehiel Limor and Rafi Mann
Amos Carmeli
Michal Niv
Einat Fishbein
2002 Mordechai Naor
Anat Tal Shir and Zadoc Yehezkeli
Razi Barkai
Nakdimon Rogel
Oded Shahar
2004 Uri Avnery
Daniel Ben-Simon
Emmanuel Halperin
Hanoch Marmari
Ruvik Rosenthal
Mickey Rosenthal
Muli Shapira
2005 Ya'akov Ahimeir
Ben Shani
Gideon Eshet
Guy Leshem
2006 Uzi Benizman
Ruth Sinai
Nissim Mishal
Itai Landsberg
2007 Shlomi Eldar
Yaron London
Uri Klein
Ran Resnik
2008 Aryeh Golan
Yaron Dekel
Uri Elitzur
2009 David Witzthum
Omri Asenheim
Zvi Barel
Yossi Melman
2011 Yigal Sarna
Vardi Kahana
Haim Rivlin
Raviv Druker

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