The 2012 Manship Prize, sponsored by the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication and awarded by the School’s Board of Visitors, recognizes an individual or organization based in the United States for exemplary use of digital media and technology in the service of public affairs.
Nominees may be a journalist, documentarian, author, blogger, website-content provider, organization, or others whose work in and/or through media has advanced citizens’ ability to better understand and respond to challenges in the public arena. Their work may be local, regional, national or global.
The winner will receive a $1000 prize and deliver a brief public talk at the award event at Louisiana State University in fall 2012.
Nominations (including self-nomination) are due April 2; there is no entry fee. The winner will be selected and notified by mid- May.
Nominations must include supportive information about the individual or organization’s contribution to civic engagement through the innovative use of media; a resume or C.V.; *work samples such as copies of print or electronic news stories; transcriptions or summaries of electronic submissions; *links (URL) to relevant live pages or screen shots with publication dates; copies of eligible creative/published works such as books, journal articles, DVDs, etc. Images sent by e-mail should be in JPG format.
Send nominations/entries to:
c/oMary Ann Sternberg
LSU School of Mass Communication
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803-7202
ABOUT THE MANSHIP PRIZE
The award, first presented in 1998, is funded by an endowment from the Douglas L. Manship family to recognize exemplary use of multimedia technology in the service of public affairs. This reflects the School’s focus and demonstrated leadership in the area of media and public affairs. The prize is sponsored by the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication and awarded by the School’s Board of Visitors.
2011 Manship Prize winner Investigative News Network, accepted by
INN Executive Director Kevin Davis and board chair Brant Houston
Previous winners include:
Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg News
Anthony Ridder, chair and CEO of Knight-Ridder
Charles Benton, chair and CEO of Benton Foundation
Berry Cooper, founder of BlackVoices.com
Reid Ashe, COO of Media General
Brian Lamb, founder of C-SPAN
The Times-Picayune and WWL-TV for respective coverage of Hurricane Katrina
Joe Trippi, political strategist
Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact
Jan Schafer, executive director of J-Lab
Investigative News Network