Miami (March 27, 2023) - The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) announces that it will grant awards to media outlets, executives, and institutions in four new categories in the framework of sustainable journalism, which are in addition to its annual competition for Excellence in Journalism.
The new categories are Transformational Sustainability, Digital Transformation, Executive of the Year, and Great Friend of the Press. These are in addition to 15 other categories that the IAPA awards annually to journalists and other media workers, including the Grand Prize for Press Freedom.
The chair of the IAPA Awards Committee, Leonor Mulero, Grupo Ferré Rangel Media, San Juan, Puerto Rico, said: "With this initiative, the organization intends to support, in a more direct way, the transformations occurring in the press industry in the technological and commercial/financial order."
The IAPA Transformational Sustainability award will be given to an original and efficient commercial/financial initiative or strategy that contributes to the sustainability of a media outlet beyond news content.
The IAPA Digital Transformation award will be granted to a novel and successful digital initiative, strategy, or project in the areas of subscriptions, digital marketing, sponsored journalism, audience, and vertical segmentation, events, sponsored content, micro-payments, donations, readers' club, creative campaigns, innovation, or transformation culture.
The IAPA Executive of the Year award will be presented to a media executive whose work, leadership, and vision are reflected in the company's performance and influence on the community it serves, whether or not in the field of journalistic content.
The IAPA Great Friend of the Press award will be presented to an organization, institution, company, or individual for its support of the media through sponsorships, loans, or donations.
The IAPA contest is open to all journalists and media in the Americas and Spain. It is not necessary to be a member of IAPA.
Nominations for all categories for the 2023 awards will be received until June 30. Then, the awards will be presented at the October General Assembly.
The winners of the four new categories will receive a plaque. In addition, the jury reserves the right to award honorable mentions.
IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and promoting freedom of the press and expression in the Americas. It comprises more than 1,300 publications from the western hemisphere; and is based in Miami, Florida, United States.