2017 Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest open for entries


If you've used computer-assisted reporting, or social science research methods, to tell a compelling story over the past year, now could be your time to shine.

The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, the Knight Chair at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and IRE are inviting entries into the 2017 Philip Meyer Journalism Award.

Three awards are given annually — a first, second and third place — to recognize the best work using techniques that are part of precision journalism, a practice coined by professor emeritus and former Knight Chair of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Philip Meyer, for reporting that uses social science methodologies to extract and tell stories.

Last year's winners showcased a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, such as surveys using randomly-selected respondents, descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, social network analysis, content analysis, field experiments, and more.

To apply, your story must have aired or been published between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017. The following video provides further detail on the types of stories that the judges are looking for.

Entries close 17 November 2017.

Apply here.