The Martin Buskin Awards for Outstanding Campus Journalism are presented 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.
There is one overall award for eligible juniors and seniors. It comes with a $1,000 award. A Cub Journalist of the Year recognition comes with a $250 award.
To apply, a nominating letter, personal statement, resume and samples of work are required. In addition, descriptions of work must be included in one document and uploaded via the submission form during the contest season.
You may submit in one or more of the following categories: Articles, Video Journalism, Audio Journalism, News Photography, Graphics/Illustration and Leadership.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, APRIL 1, 6 P.M.
MARTIN BUSKIN AWARD FOR CAMPUS JOURNALISM
ARTICLES – Examples include written stories, blog posts, or other creative uses of writing in the online medium. For printed work, you may also upload a .pdf to show how a story appeared.
VIDEO JOURNALISM – Submit links to 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. The links must be working at least through May. In the case of long-form broadcast pieces, submit links to 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 links to 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. The links and URLs must be working at least through May.
NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY – Submit links to your published photographs. The links must be working at least through May.
GRAPHICS/ILLUSTRATIONS – This includes editorial cartoons, illustrations, charts, maps or visuals that present information or a point of view with excellence and creativity. Submit links. The links 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 screenshots of the Website or package along with the links.
MARTIN BUSKIN CUB JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Buskin Committee for Campus Journalism also recognizes the contributions of freshmen and sophomores, who are not eligible for the overall Martin Buskin Award for Campus Journalism, with its Martin Buskin Cub Journalist of the Year Award. The criteria and deadline are the same.
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