The 14 categories for the 2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards are:
2. News coverage on the internet (sponsored by TV Venezuela, Miami, Florida)
3. News coverage (sponsored by Grupo Opsa, San Pedro Sula, Honduras)
4. Alejandro Miró Quesada Garland mobile news coverage (sponsored by El Comercio, Lima, Perú)
5. Chronicle (sponsored by El Comercio, Quito, Ecuador, and McClatchy Newspapers, Sacramento, California)
6. Human rights and community service (sponsored by Debate Media, México)
7. Photography (sponsored by La Prensa Gráfica, San Salvador, El Salvador)
8. Infographics (sponsored by Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
9. Opinion (sponsored by El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile)
10. Data journalism (Grupo de Comunicaciones Corripio, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
11. In-depth journalism (sponsored by La República, Lima, Perú)
12. Roberto Eisenmann Jr. environment journalism (sponsored by La Prensa, Panamá)
13. "FIU Global Health" health journalism (sponsored by the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, of Florida International University, Miami, Florida).
14. Pedro Joaquín Chamorro university journalism (sponsored by La Prensa, Managua, Nicaragua)
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