George Polk Awards

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George Polk Awards in Journalism
DescriptionTo honor excellence in print and broadcast journalism
CountryUnited States
Presented byLong Island University
First awarded1949

The George Polk Awards in Journalism are American journalism awards given every year by Long Island University in the U.S. state of New York. A writer for a PBS group blog named the awards as "one of only a couple of journalism prizes that means anything".[1][2][3][4]

In 1949, Long Island University started the awards in memory of CBS journalist George Polk.[5] Polk was murdered in 1948 while reporting on the Greek Civil War.[5] In 2009, former New York Times editor John Darnton was named curator of the George Polk Awards.[6][7]

List of award recipients[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Faint Praise for Citizen Journalism Misses Point".
  2., Journalists who broke NSA story in Guardian receive George Polk Awards, 17 February 2014, accessed 26 January 2015
  3. Kelley Bouchard, Glenn Reporter Colin Woodard earns prestigious award,, 18 February 2013, accessed 26 January 2015
  4. Glenn Greenwald ’94 to receive George Polk Award for national security reporting, New York University School of Law, 19 February 2014, accessed 26 January 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hershey, Edward. "A History of the George Polk Awards in Journalism". Long Island University. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  6. "Former Times Editor Will Oversee Polk Awards", The New York Times. April 16, 2009
  7. "LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES 68th ANNUAL GEORGE POLK AWARDS IN JOURNALISM". Long Island University. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.