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Entries consist of a hard news or breaking news event produced under deadline pressure. The entry should clearly demonstrate how quickly and accurately the entrant used available multimedia techniques to cover the story, with emphasis on the quality of journalism and creative use of the medium, and demonstrate use of real-time reporting for an online audience. Entrants also could have used social media, including blogging. Entrants must indicate publishing timeline on disclosure form when entering.

Entrants must indicate publishing timeline on disclosure form when entering.

Feature stories will be disqualified.

Entries that consist primarily of a video will be disqualified.

Entries must be journalism, and may not include dramatization, and are defined as a single piece of journalism executed essentially by one journalist.

Each entry must have been posted on the Web and the entrant must have completed at least three substantial components from the following list: writing, photo, audio slideshow, video, animation, interactivity, Flash, graphics or any other data-driven tools.

One project per entrant.

The entry must have been produced and posted on the Web between September 1, 2017 and January 21, 2019.

DEADLINE: Entries must be received by Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

For consideration, contact Prof. Dan Evans at daevans@fiu.edu