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The Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism

NLGJA and the Gannett Foundation are partnering this year for a special opportunity to NLGJA members.

The Gannett Foundation will present The Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism to the person or team who best uses innovative approaches for investigative reporting. Selection is based on the quality and creativity of the work submitted.

Award Prize: Cash prize to be awarded at the NLGJA National Convention. The winner does not have to be present at the ceremony to receive the award.

Deadline: The 2019 entry deadline has passed.

Eligibility: You must be a current NLGJA member to qualify. If you are not an NLGJA member and would like to submit an entry, simply join NLGJA here and submit your entry.

Entries must be in the English language and published or aired in 2018.

Any digital medium is accepted, including online, on air, photography and video entries. The entry may consist of a single piece or a series on a single topic.

To Enter: Entries are not currently being accepted. Check back in Winter 2019 for entry details.

Please note: For team submissions, you must provide a primary contact as the entrant. This person must have played a lead or key role in the submitted work.

The winner will be notified by July 14, 2019.

For any questions, please contact Sachelle Brooks at or by phone at 202-588-9888.