Nominations Open for McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia invites journalists and journalism educators to submit nominations for the 2017 McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage.

The McGill Medal honors a working U.S. journalist who has exemplified journalistic courage throughout his/her career. Since 2009, the medal has been awarded to journalists whose work ranges from investigating civil rights era cold cases to exposing police and government corruption to war reporting. The 2016 winner, Jason Rezaian, was jailed in Iran for doing his job.

Nominate a journalist by visiting their website here. The deadline is Dec. 18, 2016.

The McGill Fellows—undergraduate and graduate students chosen for academic achievement, practical experience and leadership—will select the winner.

The NPPA headquarters are based at Grady College, moving there in 2015 from Durham, North Carolina.