The 2013 Martin Buskin Awards For Campus Journalism
Martin Buskin, the late education editor of Newsday and adjunct professor of journalism at Stony Brook, was an inspiration to a generation of students and practitioners of journalism. The Martin Buskin Awards are presented annually to student journalists whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence through leadership in campus journalism, outstanding work and/or impact on the Stony Brook community.
The Buskin Award for Campus Journalism, sponsored by Newsday, includes a $500 prize presented at the annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony in April.
The competition is open to juniors and seniors in good academic standing, which will be verified by the registrar. There also is a Cub Journalist category. See below.
What is required for consideration:
• A nominating letter from any member of the university describing the candidate's journalistic experience, accomplishments and impact on the university.
• A personal statement of no more than 750 words describing the candidate's interest in journalism and the impact of his or her work.
• A resume outlining the candidate's major, activities, accomplishments and career aspirations. It must include the student's name, local address, telephone, e-mail address and ID number.
• Samples of work as described below. The award primarily is based on outstanding performance in campus journalism. Candidates are encouraged to submit samples of work done elsewhere, as in an internship, to demonstrate their commitment to journalism. Emphasis will be given to work done in the last three semesters.
There will be an overall winner and recognition, as appropriate, for outstanding work. You can enter more than one category.
ARTICLES -- Submit full-page tear sheets or full-sized copies of four to eight published articles or editorials, along with a statement, if appropriate, describing their impact. Do not submit printouts of stories. For online articles, submit four to eight printouts with links. Examples include written stories, blog posts, or other creative uses of writing in the online medium. For broadcast pieces, submit four to eight transcripts and the links. .
VIDEO JOURNALISM -- Submit four to six pieces as they have appeared in broadcast or online that show excellence and creativity in use of that medium. The student journalist's name must appear in the pieces. Include a description of your role in preparing the piece. You can submit working URLs, Permalinks or post the pieces to Vimeo or YouTube and include the links. The links and URLs must be working at least through May. In the case of long-form broadcast pieces, submit edited versions of no more than 20 minutes accompanied by a written description of the entire program and your role in it.
AUDIO JOURNALISM -- Submit two to four examples of audio journalism as they have appeared in broadcast or online that exhibit excellence and creativity in your use of sound to tell a story. The student journalist's name must be included in the pieces. Include a description of your role in preparing the piece. You can submit working URLs, Permalinks or post the pieces to Vimeo or YouTube and include the links. The links and URLs must be working at least through May.
NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY -- Submit original full-page tear sheets – not copies – of four to eight published photographs. Do not submit mounted prints. Include a CD or DVD with the original unretouched photo in jpeg or RAW format. For broadcast or online photography, submit four to eight working URLs or Permalinks along with a CD or DVD with the original unretouched photo in jpeg or RAW format. The links and URLs must be working at least through May.
GRAPHICS -- This includes editorial cartoons, illustrations, charts, maps or visuals that present information or a point of view with excellence and creativity. Submit original full-page tear sheets – not copies – of four to eight published works. Do not submit mounted work. For online or broadcast work, submit four to eight working URLs, Permalinks or post the pieces to Vimeo or YouTube and include the links. The links and URLs must be working at least through May.
LEADERSHIP -- In two single-spaced pages or less, describe your editorial policies, activities and impact as an editor, news director or producer. Submit examples that demonstrate excellence and creativity. For each, include a description of your role or input. This not only includes editing and story selection, but also innovation, teaching, supervision and direction. In addition to the submission methods described in other categories, you may submit screen shots of the Web site or package along with the links .
Deliver materials in a sealed envelope to: Buskin Award, School of Journalism, Melville Library, N-4004.
Deadline: TBA. Incomplete or late entries will not be considered.
Cub of the Year Award
The Buskin Committee for Campus Journalism also recognizes the contributions of freshmen and sophomores, who are not eligible for the award above, with its Cub Journalist of the Year Award presented at the annual Student Media Recognition Reception in May.
The award includes a $100 prize presented at the annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony in April.
The criteria and deadline are the same as above.
Indicate on your paperwork that your entry is for the Cub award.