National Press Club

The best critical coverage of media to be honored by the National Press Club

February 12, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Smart critical coverage of the news media is more important than ever. The National Press Club offers the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, which honors the best coverage in 2017 of media issues.

The award, part of the Club’s journalism contest, is sponsored by former U.S. News & World Report journalist Arthur Rowse. The award honors excellence in examining the role and work of the news media. All entries must focus on criticism of journalistic practices or reporting on the industry, and must encourage responsible media behavior.

The winners in both print/online and broadcast get a $1,000 prize. The entry can include up to 5 articles or broadcast stories and must be accompanied by a letter explaining the significance of the work and any subsequent actions resulting from its publication or airing.

The deadline to submit entries is April 1, and the contest is open to Club members and non-members. Offering entries is free for Club members, and costs $50 for non-members. Entries may be submitted online or by the more traditional method of mailing them in.

Winners will be honored at a dinner at the Club this summer.