Award Submissions are now Open

The portal for Polk Award submissions for work completed in the 2018 calendar year is open from
October 15, 2018 until January 11, 2019.

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For over 60 years, LIU has been the proud home of the George Polk Awards in Journalism, the first major award of its kind to recognize reporting across all media. This prestigious honor focuses on the intrepid, bold, and influential work of the reporters themselves, placing a premium on investigative work that is original, resourceful, and thought-provoking. Among the many journalism greats who are Polk laureates are Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Jennings, Norman Mailer, Diane Sawyer, Seymour Hersh, Glenn Greenwald, and more. 

David J. Steinberg Seminar

April 5th, 2018
The Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn

Panel Discussion: "Getting Sources to Talk"

Panelists: Elle Reeve, VICE News; Jodi Kantor, New York Times; and Stephanie McCrummen Washington Post.

Moderator: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Admission to Seminar is complimentary, but please RSVP to secure your spot

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George Polk Awards Luncheon

April 6th, 2018
The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC

Poster Display and Reception from 11am to 12 noon

Awards Luncheon from 12 noon to 2pm

RSVP for Reception and Luncheon

Honoring Intrepid Reporters

The George Polk awards are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. Winners are chosen from newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online news organizations. Judges place a premium on investigative work that is original, requires digging and resourcefulness, and brings results.

George Polk Awards 2016

"LIU’s George Polk Awards highlights the continued relevance of high-quality journalism and how those individuals seek to improve communities and impact the daily lives of many. The Long Island University community is honored to recognize the skilled and dedicated journalists who create endless opportunities to access information and news from around the globe."

Eric Krasnoff, chairman of the Board of Trustees

Legacy of George Polk

In May 1948, while covering the civil war in Greece between the authoritarian government and the communists, CBS correspondent George Polk's body turned up floating in a bay, hands and feet bound, shot at point-blank range in the head.

An insider's view of the historic 2013 George Polk Awards in Journalism

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Panel of Advisors

John Darnton, Curator
Ralph Engelman, Faculty Coordinator

Lawrence Altman
Larry Bensky
Lowell Bergman
Carl Bernstein
Donald Bird
Ralph Blumenthal
C.J. Chivers
Stephen Engelberg
Karen Frillmann
Juan Gonzalez
Martin Gottlieb
Geri Hearne
Bob Herbert
Seymour Hersh
Edward Hershey
Len Hollie
Alex Jones
Abby Kenigsberg
Jennifer 8. Lee
Joseph Lelyveld
Charles Lewis
Elizabeth Llorente
David S.C. Liu
John Marshall
Jane Mayer
Melvin McCray
David Medina
Peter Osnos
Jennifer Rauch
Frank Rich
Gene Roberts
Robert Rosenthal
Paul Salopek
Ellen Schultz
Rhonda Schwartz
Adam Seesel
Stephen B. Shepard
E.R. Shipp
Curtis Stephen
Ray Suarez
A.C. Thompson

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