Each year, the Nieman Foundation honors news organizations and journalists whose exemplary work merits special recognition. Nieman awards help draw attention to reporters who dig deep to investigate complex issues; maintain high standards of journalistic ethics; take risks to tell important stories and resist pressure by those seeking to sway coverage. Their reporting provides a vital public service and often inspires others in the profession.
Nieman awards reward journalistic excellence in various categories:
- Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism
Honors investigative reporting of stories of national significance where the public interest is being ill-served.
- Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers
Encourages fairness in news coverage by America’s daily newspapers.
- Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism
Recognizes displays of conscience and integrity by individuals, groups or institutions in communications.
- I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence
Recognizes journalistic independence and honors the life of investigative journalist I.F. Stone.
- Joe Alex Morris Jr. Lecture
Honors an American overseas correspondent or commentator on foreign affairs.
- J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project
Recognizes exceptional works of nonfiction.