Virtual Polk Awards Ceremony
Due to the New York State mandate to shelter in place and limit large gatherings, Long Island University’s 71st Annual George Polk Awards scheduled for Friday, April 3rd has been moved. A virtual ceremony including videos of the winners will be posted on April 30, 2020. As we have seen over the last several weeks during the COVID-19 public health crisis, journalists are on the front lines providing the public with necessary information and updates from around the world. Now more than ever, it is important to recognize the role journalism plays in telling the stories that impact our society. This year, Long Island University is honoring 15 winners in 14 categories for their reporting in 2019. Their work sheds light on a range of deceit and corruption — with profound and sometimes deadly consequences — in world capitals across four continents as well as federal agencies, corporate offices and local governments in the United States. The George Polk Awards recognize sacrifice, virtue and truth. Long Island University is proud to honor these journalists and recognize their exceptional work as part of this iconic annual tradition.