National Press Club

Wanted: Best journalism from 2017 looking at challenges faced by older people

February 21, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is eager to see your best journalism from 2017 examining the challenges faced by older people.

The Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics rewards top reporting on aging. That is one of many categories in the Club’s annual journalism contest.

To apply, please submit one article or a series of no more than 5 articles on a consistent topic that appeared in either broadcast, general circulation newspaper or an online journalism site last year. 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.

Named after Joseph D. Ryle, a longtime Club member, the $750 award honors excellence and objectivity in coverage of the problems faced by the elderly. Entries may be submitted online or mail in your entries. For more information, click here.

The winner will be honored at a dinner at the Club this summer.