Journalist of the Year competition – deadline 24 February
Club members have until Friday, 24 February to enter the National Press Club – North-West University Journalist of the Year competition.
The overall Journalist of the Year winner receives R10 000, while each category winner receives R5 000, sponsored by North-West University.
"We are honoured to again partner with the National Press Club in this venture," says North-West University Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Theuns Eloff.
"We salute this endeavour of the club to raise the bar when it comes to journalism standards. Freedom of the media is one of the cornerstones of a democracy. If the National Press Club – North-West University Journalist of the Year award can assist in further improving the quality of journalism in our country, it will have served its purpose. The university's three schools of communication are renowned for its training in this vital science. I believe we are adding value to this award," says Eloff.
The competition comprises 12 categories – the print categories are news, features and photography. The electronic categories are radio news, radio in-depth features/interviews, television news, television in-depth features/interviews, television cameraperson, online and social media.
The last two categories are Media Liaison Officer and Editor of the Year. The attributes for Media Liaison Officer of the Year include outstanding communication skills, accessibility, and helpfulness. Entrants can be nominated or enter themselves. Journalists are invited to nominate the Editor of the Year. The editor should be professional, efficient and be fearless in tackling current issues and should display outstanding leadership and excellence.
The executive committee will choose the winner in the Media Liaison Officer and Editor of the Year.
The panel of judges comprises various independent experts and academics.
For more information or to enter visit www.nationalpressclub.co.za/journalist.