CCNow and Columbia Journalism Review are recognizing exemplary journalism about the defining story of our time with an award celebration to be hosted this September by NBC News’ Al Roker and Savannah Sellers.
The first annual Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards will honor exemplary coverage of the defining story of our time. Submissions of journalism that was published or broadcast in 2020 anywhere in the world will be accepted through June 1, 2021.
Winning entries will feature great storytelling that – among other strengths – is rooted in science, humanizes climate change, empowers audiences, and holds power to account. The jurors will recognize work that communicates the many dimensions of the challenge; that highlights and scrutinizes solutions; that calls out disinformation and self-dealing; and that recognizes the disproportionate impacts that climate change has on communities of color and the poor.
- Deadline June 1
- International entries
- No entry fee
- Freelancers welcome
- Print, short and long form
- Video & TV, short and long form
- Audio & Radio, short and long form
- Multimedia Project
- Special Coverage, Series or Issue
- Emerging Journalist