Stora Journalistpriset

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Stora Journalistpriset
Awarded for "good professional achievements in the field of journalism"
Country Sweden
Presented by Bonnier AB
First awarded 1966
Official website http://www.storajournalistpriset.se/

Stora Journalistpriset ("The Swedish Grand Journalism Prize") is an annual Swedish award, founded in 1966 by Bonnier AB, given to "promote good professional achievements in the field of journalism".[1]

The prize money is SEK 100,000 and is awarded in four categories:

  • Investigation of the Year (Årets Avslöjande)
  • Storyteller of the Year (Årets Berättare)
  • Innovator of the Year (Årets Förnyare)
  • Lukas Bonnier’s Grand Journalism Prize (Lukas Bonniers Stora Journalistpris)

History[edit]

The award was established in 1966 by the will of Albert Bonnier, Jr. From the beginning the award was given in two categories: "daily press" and "other periodical press". In 1969 a third category for radio and television was added. In 1979 the category "other periodical press" was split into two separate categories for weekly magazines and special/organization magazines, while the category "radio and television" was split into two separate categories as well (one for each media).

In 1992, the "Lukas Bonnier’s Grand Journalism Prize" (Lukas Bonniers Stora Journalistpris) was added as a category, which is awarded for long-time eminent professional achievements in journalism.

In 1998 the categories for magazines were again merged into one category with the name "New Media" (Nya medier).

In 2002 the format of the awards was completely changed, as the separate categories for each type of media were abolished in favour of the new categories "Investigation of the Year" (Årets Avslöjande), "Storyteller of the Year" (Årets Berättare), "Innovator of the Year" (Årets Förnyare) and the "Lukas Bonnier’s Grand Journalism Prize" (Lukas Bonniers Stora Journalistpris).

In 2001 an equivalent award was established in Finland, known as Suuri Journalistipalkinto. Equivalent awards have also been given for some years in the Baltic states and Russia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Om Priset" (in Swedish). Stora Journalistpriset. Retrieved 2008-03-10. [dead link]

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