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Jan. 13, 2009, 1:58 p.m.

This Friday: Deadline for the $10K Taylor Family Award for Fairness

This is a bit off our beaten track, but note well: Friday is the deadline for submissions for the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers. While the person in your newsroom who used to assemble contest entries was probably laid off recently, there’s still time for you to package up your own. First prize is $10,000. (Do I have your attention now?) You can see past winners here; note, too, that the prize does not have a set definition of what “fairness” is.

While I’m at it, I should give another periodic reminder that January 31 is the deadline for Americans to apply for a Nieman Fellowship (sorry, internationals: your deadline’s already passed). And you have until Thursday to get the early-bird rate for our biggest event of the year, the Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism.

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email ( or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     Jan. 13, 2009, 1:58 p.m.
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