TNG-CWA Raises Journalism Prize to $5,000

With CWA's help, The Newspaper Guild's top journalism award is now worth as much money to the winner as a famed Pulitzer Prize.

TNG-CWA President Linda K. Foley said the winning entry for the Heywood Broun Award - named in honor of the founder of the American Newspaper Guild - will be $5,000, up from $2,000.

"Thanks to our merger with CWA, which made the larger award possible, Broun's tradition of writing for and fighting for the underdog will be reinforced and honored with a larger prize," Foley said.

Foley said the award has been made annually since 1941 for outstanding journalism in the spirit of Broun, the Guild founder who was a pioneering crusader with an abiding concern for the underprivileged.

The journalism contest is open to employees of newspapers, news services, magazines and radio and TV stations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Deadline for entries is next Jan. 16 and the contest will be judged by a panel of working journalists. The presentation will be made at ceremonies next April 21 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.