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 25, 2022

Nominee Journalist's Name(Required)
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Please provide a short narrative about why this person deserves to be recognized with the Nyhan Prize
Political journalism has many facets. The Nyhan Prize considers work that is expressly about the conduct of politics, and also work that is focused on how politics impacts governance and public policy. Please explain in in 3-5 sentences how this nominees work fits the category of political journalism.
The Nyhan prize honors journalists and commentators who covers politics and social policy in the public interest. Please explain in 3-5 sentences how this nominee's work has kept the public interest at its core.
The Nyhan Prize seeks to recognize journalists with a defined and recognizable voice, as David Nyhan had. Please describe how this nominee's work has a consistently recognizable style, whether in print, audio, or video journalism.
David Nyhan sought to focus on solutions, and people making positive change in their communities and in politics, rather than focusing on problems or the horse race of politics. Please describe how this nominee's work is solutions-focused.
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