2017 RTDNA / NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award

Summary

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The Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Endowment for Financial Education work together to honor the very best in personal finance reporting.


The award is presented as part of the Money Matters resource on the RTDNA website.  Money Matters is a tool to help journalists better cover stories about financial issues on television, radio, and online. 


Entry Parameters:

Winning entries will...

1. Be submitted by a television or radio broadcast outlet or online news operation. Broadcast entries may also have appeared on the station's website. Submissions from corporate website blogs or non-news related sites will not be considered. 

2. Be focused on an aspect of personal finance.

3. Demonstrate keen understanding and clear presentation of a newsworthy financial topic.

4. Exhibit an obvious commitment to educating and empowering news consumers to consistently make healthy, educated financial decisions.

5. Show an exceptionally creative approach to research, story gathering, using sources, and reporting.

6. Set a standard as industry-leading financial journalism.


Award Rules:



1. Entries must have aired on TV, radio or online between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

2. Entries may not be longer than 10 minutes in length.

3. Entries must be uploaded to an external site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) or hosted via an external URL (your station’s site, for example) that will be provided to RTDNA/NEFE in the application.


Prizes:

*Three winners (radio, television, and online news) will receive a $1,000 prize, complimentary 


registration to the 2017 Excellence in Journalism convention in Anaheim, along with round trip economy-class airfare and two nights hotel.



*Award will be presented to the individual entrant listed on the application, not to a station or news organization.


**Entrants must agree that, if chosen as a winner and they CANNOT attend the EIJ convention (September 7-9, 2017) to participate in the Money Matters session (or a suitable representative from the outlet as deemed by RTDNA and NEFE), they will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. 


Contest Details:



Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 28, 2017. Registration is $25 per entry for RTDNA members and $50 for non-members.


For any questions about the award, please email Kate McGarrity at katem@rtdna.org.



About the Money Matters Session at the 2017 Excellence in Journalism Conference:

Co-produced by RTDNA and the National Endowment for Financial Education.

Featuring the RTDNA/NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award, the Money Matters session will reveal the very best in personal finance journalism from television, radio and online.  Winners will break down their award-winning submissions and share the key reporting tools and best practices they use to add depth to their reporting.  Audience members will walk away from the session with several ways to creatively approach their reporting and make comprehensive topics more digestible to viewers and listeners.









  • Be submitted by a television or radio broadcast outlet or online news operation. Broadcast entries may also have appeared on the station's website. Submissions from corporate website blogs or non-news related sites will not be considered. 

  • Be focused on an aspect of personal finance.

  • Demonstrate keen understanding and clear presentation of a newsworthy financial topic.

  • Exhibit an obvious commitment to educating and empowering news consumers to consistently make healthy, educated financial decisions.

  • Show an exceptionally creative approach to research, story gathering, using sources, and reporting.

  • Set a standard as industry-leading financial journalism.



  • Be submitted by a television or radio broadcast outlet or online news operation. Broadcast entries may also have appeared on the station's website. Submissions from corporate website blogs or non-news related sites will not be considered. 

  • Be focused on an aspect of personal finance.

  • Demonstrate keen understanding and clear presentation of a newsworthy financial topic.

  • Exhibit an obvious commitment to educating and empowering news consumers to consistently make healthy, educated financial decisions.

  • Show an exceptionally creative approach to research, story gathering, using sources, and reporting.

  • Set a standard as industry-leading financial journalism

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