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The NABJ Gannett Foundation Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism recognizes groundbreaking journalists in their quest to help communities understand and address important issues through creativity and the use of digital tools.

NABJ is looking for innovative journalists with a collection of interactive new tools that have creatively addressed community issues on any digital medium.  All entries must consist of a single story, series, or package on a single subject.  

$5,000 will be awarded to the winning candidate.  Entries must be in the English language and published or aired between January – December 2017.  Spot news, news analysis, editorials, columns and features are all eligible. Photography entries are accepted for black and white or color photojournalism work published. Student work is not eligible. For team submissions, name a primary contact as the entrant. This person must have played a lead or key role in the submitted work. You must be a current NABJ full member to submit an entry for the Gannett Foundation Award.

Entries are based on the quality of work submitted. The winner will be notified in advance of the NABJ National Convention and the award will be presented at the Convention.  The entrant need not be present to win.