2012 Johnson & Johnson Excellence in Media Award
The American Academy of Nursing’s Johnson & Johnson Excellence in Media Award recognizes exemplary journalism that reports on health or health care with accurate and appropriate inclusion of nurses’ contributions or perspectives. Eligible individuals are journalists representing media include newspapers, radio, television, magazines, online sources of public information (including blogs), and other media (including documentary films or entertainment media) that target a public audience. Entries may include investigative reporting stories, breaking news, shorts, single stories, series, documentaries, and other media approaches. Nursing-specific media are not eligible.
The impact of the work is local, regional, national, or international but an estimate of number of impressions or people reached must be included, along with any other impact of the work (e.g., reader response, change in a policy, etc.). Entries can be submitted by the journalist or team responsible for the entry, an Academy Fellow who is familiar with the entry, or other interested party.
Nominees will be screened by a Media Awards Committee. The Committee will select the awardee. The primary journalist awardee will receive an award, $1,000 cash prize (or have a charitable donation made in awardee’s honor), and travel/lodging. The primary awardee will be expected to attend the 39th Annual Meeting, at which time the award will be presented.
The Committee also has the authority to select up to three honorable mentions. These awardees will receive a certificate. There is no travel, lodging, or cash prize for honorable mentions.
Examples of past Academy Media Award winners include:
Entries must include the completed Entry Form and copies of the work:
Nominations should be submitted with a $150 entry fee to:
Cheryl G. Sullivan, CEO
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2012. The original and two copies of the entry and nomination form must be submitted. Nominators will be notified by September 28, 2012, regarding whether their nominee was selected for the award.