Michael Kelly Award

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The Michael Kelly Award, sponsored by the Atlantic Media Company, is awarded for "the fearless pursuit and expression of truth"; the prize is $25,000 for the winner and $3,000 for the runners-up.[1] In 2003 the University of New Hampshire, Department of English, established the Michael Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards a sophomore or junior student "who is passionate about journalism".[2]

Year Winner Finalists
2004 Anthony Shadid[3] Dan Christensen; Tom Junod; John Lantigua; George Packer
2005 Nicholas D. Kristof[4] David Grann; Kim Murphy; Maximillian Potter; Elizabeth Rubin
2006 Sharon LaFraniere[5] Kurt Eichenwald; James Risen; Eric Lichtblau; Chris Rose; Cam Simpson
2007 C. J. Chivers[6] Rukmini Maria Callimachi; Jesse Hamilton; William Langewiesche; Charles Forelle, James Bandler, and Mark Maremont; Steve Stecklow
2008 Loretta Tofani[7] Kelly Kennedy; Joshua Kors; Tom Vanden Brook; Peter Eisler; Blake Morrison
2009 Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry[8] Barry Bearak; Celia W. Dugger; Richard Behar; Peter Godwin
2010 David S. Rohde[9] Ken Bensinger and Ralph Vartabedian; Sheri Fink; Jeffrey Gettleman
2011 Mandy Locke and Joseph Neff[10] Emily Bazelon; John Bowe; Jonathan M. Katz
2012 Sarah Stillman[11] Rukmini Maria Callimachi; Kathy Dobie; A.M. Sheehan and Matt Hongoltz-Hetling
2013 Brian Mockenhaupt[12] Alberto Arce; David Barboza; Michael Phillips
2014 Rukmini Maria Callimachi[13] Matthieu Aikins; David Phillips; Megan Twohey


  1. ^ "The Michael Kelly Award: Entry Information". Atlantic Media Company. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Michael Kelly Journalism Scholarship". Department of English, University of New Hampshire. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ McLeary, Paul (2005-12-09). "Anthony Shadid on Reporting in Baghdad and Telling the Story of Ordinary Iraqis". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ Shor, Donna (October 2005). "Around Town". Washington Life. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  5. ^ Geracimos, Ann (2006-05-21). "Journalism's human side". Washington Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ "C.J. Chivers Wins Michael Kelly Award". Esquire. 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  7. ^ Strupp, Joe (2008-05-09). "Tofani of 'Salt Lake Tribune' Wins Michael Kelly Award". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Seattle Times reporters honored for series on UW's 2000 football team". Seattle Times. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  9. ^ Romenesko, Jim (2010-04-19). "NYT's Rohde wins 2010 Michael Kelly Award". Poynter.org. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  10. ^ "N&O reporters win national award for SBI series". News & Observer. 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  11. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (2012-04-16). "Sarah Stillman Wins Michael Kelly Award". Media Bistro. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  12. ^ "The Living and the Dead (Excerpt)". byliner.com. An excerpt from the Byliner Original The Living and the Dead, winner of the 2013 Michael Kelly Award and a Finalist for the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. 
  13. ^ "AP's Rukmini Callimachi Wins the 2014 Michael Kelly Award for Coverage of al-Qaida in West Africa" (PDF). Atlantic Media. 2014-04-14. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 

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