The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ, invites entries from Nigerian reporters for the 10th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting from October 4, 2015. The award programme, true to its tradition, will honour works that involve reporting on public and/or corporate corruption, human rights abuses or on the failure of regulatory agencies.
This year, the award plans to reward outstanding reporters from print, radio, television, online, photography and editorial cartoon categories. The submitted stories must have first been published or broadcast in a Nigerian media between 4th October 2014 and 3rd October 2015.
In addition to the entry coding system which makes the details of media house and by-line of entrants anonymous to judges introduced in 2012, the WSCIJ now converts entries to electronic format before sending to judges. The electronic entries system is helping to ease scoring for judges and enable the inclusion of persons from across Nigeria and abroad to participate in the judging process.
Entries will be scored by a panel of judges drawn from the media and related professions who are passionate about investigative reporting. Overall, judges will be looking for ethical reporting, courage, individual creativity and public benefit.
Interested reporters may visit www.wscij.org for details of the 2015 award. The deadline for submission of entries is 4 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015.
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