National Press Club

The best, most innovative online journalism honored by the Friedenberg Online Journalism Award

February 28, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Those who have done the most innovative online journalism in 2017 should enter their work in the competition for the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award.

The deadline for entering the contest is April 1, so pick your entries and send them in soon. Entries can be submitted online or by the more traditional method of mailing them in. The entry fee is $50, but entries may be submitted for free by members of the National Press Club. For more information, click here.

The winner of this National Press Club award will have done original reporting and have taken advantage of online technology, such as interactive databases, primary-source interviews, and accompanying charts and graphs, in order to provide a thorough and graphically attractive report. The prize is intended to recognize the best journalism that uses online technology to provide a more compelling report than a print or broadcast story alone.

Both online-only reports and sites that accompany print or broadcast stories are eligible; in the latter case, entrants must show how they used online content to enhance the print and broadcast reports.

The award is among those in the Club's journalism contest. The winner will get $750 and will be honored at a dinner at the Club this summer.

This award is named in memory of Joan M. Friedenberg, founding editor of the Online Newshour and wife of former Club President Jonathan D. Salant, and is funded by donations from Joan's friends and family.