Call for Entries: 2024 Toner Prizes for Excellence in Political Reporting

The entry period is now open for the 2024 Toner Prizes for Excellence in Political Reporting, sponsored by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The prizes, which recognize the best U.S. national or local political reporting in any medium or on any platform, honor late Syracuse University alumna Robin Toner ’76, the first woman to be national political correspondent for The New York Times.

The Toner Prizes are part of the Robin Toner Program in Political Reporting, established at the Newhouse School in 2009 to celebrate the life and work of Toner.

Entries can be submitted online. Deadline is Jan. 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Two Toner Prizes will be given—one for local political reporting, and one for national political reporting. Each carries a $5,000 honorarium.

Entries will be judged on how well they reflect the high standards and depth of reporting that marked Robin Toner’s work. In particular, the judges will look at how well the entries: 

To be eligible for consideration, stories must have been published, posted or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2023.

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