By Courtney Overcash, Atlanta Press Club Assistant Director
The Atlanta Press Club is accepting nominations, now, for the newly revamped Awards of Excellence. We’ve re-evaluated the criteria to use in judging and reworked the process to ensure we recognize the best local journalists in the industry today. We encourage you to participate by nominating yourself or your favorite local journalist by the deadline, January 31.
These new awards supplant the program the Club sponsored for years. Some of the changes we made include streamlining the nomination and submission process and expanding the categories to be judged. One new category is the Atlanta Press Club Impact Award. The Impact Award recognizes a Georgian, not necessarily a journalist, who made a significant impact on the journalism profession in 2012 and has furthered the mission of the Atlanta Press Club, which is focused on fostering journalistic excellence and expanding the public’s interest in and understanding of a free press.
The Atlanta Press Club will also partner with the National Press Club to judge the awards. The NPC will offer a fresh, unbiased view of the nominees. Local journalists will also get exposure to members of an influential, sister organization.
Whether you self-nominate or nominate a colleague, we want to recognize the journalists who are making an impact on the local community. You are doing great work, and you deserve to be recognized. Send in your nominations now by completing the application here: http://atlantapressclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Application-2012.pdf