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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. 

Winners of the 2013 Journalism Awards for
"Prognosis: Profits" from the Charlotte Observer
and The News & Observer with RFK President Kerry Kennedy. 

Established in December of 1968 by a group of reporters covering Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, the awards program has far exceeded the expectations 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 2013 Winner was "Prognosis: Profits," by Ames Alexander, Karen Garloch, Joseph Neff, David Raynor, Jim Walser, and Steve Riley with The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer (pictured above right with RFK Center President Kerry Kennedy).

Most of the state’s hospitals enjoy a perk worth millions: They pay no income, property or sales taxes. In return, they’re expected to provide benefits to the communities they serve, chiefly in the form of free or sharply discounted care to people who can’t afford to pay their bills. But while those hospitals were created with charitable missions, many don’t act like nonprofits anymore.

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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