Nyhan Prize Nominations

The Nyhan Prize honors a political journalist who covers politics and social policy in the public interest, and embodies David’s style of journalism that speaks to – and for – everyone. Sponsored by the Shorenstein Center, the Nyhan Prize is made possible by the generosity of the Nyhan family and many friends. The award is $4,000, and an event is held annually to honor the winner.

Criteria: This award is open to U.S.-based political journalists (columnists/commentators and reporters working in any medium) who cover political and social policy in the public interest. Previous prize winners are not eligible. We encourage nominations of journalists working at any size news organization, including freelancers, and look for nominations that reflect the diversity of the American population that these journalists write about and for.

Nominations are due October 30, 2023