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US Journalism Awards

The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor those who report on issues that reflect Robert F. Kennedy's concerns including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world.  Entries include insights into the causes, conditions and remedies of injustice and critical analysis of relevant public policies, programs, attitudes, and private endeavors. 

Andrés Cediel (right) with Lowell Bergman and Mrs. Ethel Kennedy

Andrés Cediel (right) with Lowell Bergman and Mrs. Ethel Kennedy

Established in December of 1968 by a group of reporters covering Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, the awards program has far exceeded theexpectations of its founders. Led by a committee of six independent journalists, the Awards are judged by more than fifty journalists each year. It has become the largest program of its kind and one of few in which the winners are determined solely by their peers.

The 2014 Winner was “Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño” by Andrés Cediel and Team, UC Berkley IRP, CIR, FRONTLNE, and Univision. (pictured above right with Ethel Kennedy and Lowell Bergman). “Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño” documents the horrors facing the women who pick and handle the food we eat every day, and for whom sexual assault is too often the price of employment.

The 2015 RFK Journalism Awards will open for submissions on November 18, 2014. The deadline to enter is February 2, 2015.

Click here for information on how to submit an entry for the RFK Journalism Awards. 

Click here for a full list of past winners of the RFK Journalism Awards. 






 


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