03 April 2024

Migration Journalism, a new category in the IAPA Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Deadline to submit entries is May 31

Miami (April 3, 2024) - Migratory movements in the hemisphere are impacting journalistic coverage and content, which is why the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has added a new category to its journalistic excellence contest this year.

The "Claudio Paolillo Migration Journalism" award is a new genre in the 2024 contest, which has already begun to receive applications.

"Backed with audio, video and multimedia formats, the coverage of the exodus in the north, center and south of the continent is attracting the attention and resources of the media," said the chair of the IAPA Awards Committee, María Lorente, director for Latin America of Agence France Presse (AFP).

The committee chaired by Lorente also decided to include this year an award for Solutions Journalism, a genre that has been established in the media since the pandemic as a way of creating useful and relevant information for communities.

The awards for journalistic excellence consist of 16 categories.

Those pieces published in Spanish, English and Portuguese between June 1, 2023 and May 31, 2024, in a daily newspaper, weekly, magazine, press agency, online publication or radio and television stations are eligible to compete.

The closing date for receipt of nominations is May 31, 2024.

A jury composed of members of the IAPA Awards Committee will select the winner in each category. The majority of the first prizes in each category will be awarded U$S 2,000 (two thousand U.S. dollars).The awards ceremony will be held in October 2024 during the 80th IAPA General Assembly in Cordoba, Argentina.

As it does every year, IAPA will award the Grand Prize for Press Freedom to an individual or organization with significant achievements in favor of this cause.

To participate it is not necessary to be a member of IAPA; just click here.

The 16 categories of the SIP Excellence in Journalism 2024 Awards are:

Migration journalism Claudio Paolillo (sponsored by La Silla Rota, México).

Cartoon an Illustration (sponsored by El Tiempo, Bogotá, Colombia).

News coverage of current events (sponsored by Infobae).

Interview Alejandro Miró Quesada Garland (sponsored by El Comercio, Lima, Perú).

Chronicle (sponsored by Debate Media, Mexico).

Solutions journalism (sponsored by La Prensa, Riobamba, Ecuador).

Photography and video (sponsored by La Prensa Gráfica, San Salvador, El Salvador).

Opinion (sponsored by El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile).

Data journalism (sponsored by Grupo de Comunicaciones Corripio, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).

In-depth journalism (sponsored by La República, Lima, Perú).

Environmental journalism Roberto Eisenmann Jr. (sponsored by La Prensa, Panama City, Panama).

College journalism (sponsored by the Latin American Council for the Accreditation of Education in Journalism and Communication (CLAEP).

Sustainability (sponsored by Agence France Presse, MVD-Bogotá).

Digital transformation (sponsored by Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Executive of the Year

Great Friend of the Press

The IAPA thanks CNN en Español for its general sponsorship of the contest.

Call of entries and Contestant's Guidance here.

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.