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A Call for Entries for Michael Kelly Award

mk-4.jpeg Journalists can now apply for the Michael Kelly Award, which honors writers and editors at U.S.-based newspapers and magazines whose work “exemplifies a quality that animated Michael Kelly’s own career: the fearless pursuit and expression of truth,” states a release.

Atlantic Media Company created the award to honor Kelly, who died in 2003 while covering the war in Iraq. Kelly was the editor of two Atlantic Media publications, The Atlantic and National Journal.

Among those who have won the award: Seattle Times reporters Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry in 2009 for their series exposing the criminal histories of a Rose-Bowl winning football team; Loretta Tofani in 2008 for her series “American Imports, Chinese Deaths” written for The Salt Lake Tribune; C.J. Chivers in 2007 for a story in Esquire magazine called “The School” an account of the 2004 Belsan school Massacre;

The deadline for entries is February 1, 2010. A prize of $25,000 will go to the winning entry. Each finalist will receive $3,000.

Visit www.kellyaward.com for entry guidelines and forms.
For questions, call Charles Green at 202-739-8417 or write him at cgreen@nationaljournal.com.

To read articles by Michael Kelly, visit www.kellyaward.com.

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Seattle Times Reporters Win Atlantic Award

Seattle Times reporters Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry are this year’s recipients of the Michael Kelly Award for their series exposing the criminal histories of members of a Rose Bowl-winning University of Washington football team.

The award was presented by Atlantic Media Company chairman David Bradley at a dinner last night at Atlantic’s headquarters.

In a statement, the award judges said Armstrong and Perry displayed “the commitment to truth that will alienate readers, risk advertising accounts, and jeopardize a newspaper’s standing during already precarious times.”

From the release: the $25,000 award is given annually to a journalist whose work exemplifies a quality that animated Kelly’s own career: the fearless pursuit and expression of truth. Kelly, who was the editor of two Atlantic Media publications, The Atlantic and National Journal, was killed while covering the war in Iraq in 2003.

Finalists included NYT‘s Barry Bearak and Celia Dugger, Fast Company’s Richard Behar and Vanity Fair‘s Peter Godwin. And judges included NJ’s Carl Cannon and Charles Green, Army Times’ Kelly Kennedy (also a Michael Kelly Award finalist last year), VF’s Cullen Murphy and freelance writer Loretta Tofani, (last year’s winner of the Michael Kelly Award).