Aktuálně.cz journalists received three nominations in the eleven awarded categories of written, audiovisual and online journalism. The expert jury praised commentaries, innovative online journalism and solution journalism. Another two nominations were also received by the weekly Respekt from the publishing house Economia.
Aktuálně.cz journalists are nominated for three Journalist awards this year. The Open Society Fund Prague foundation published the individual categories on its website on Thursday. A jury consisting of well-known journalists, academics, artists and representatives of non-profit organizations selected three contributions in each of the eleven categories that capture the issues of contemporary society in an interesting way.
The newspaper Aktuálně.cz received one nomination each in the categories of best commentary, innovative online journalism and solution journalism. David Klimeš’s comments were nominated in the first category, as well as the comment Be yourself! by Stanislav Biler from Jád and commentary by Magdalena Sodomková and Lâm Duc Hiên Hana and Leopard, which was published in Reportér Magazín.
Last year, Josef Pazderka from Aktuálně.cz won this category. The jury praised his series of texts about events in Russia, praising, among other things, the craftsmanship of the texts.
Činžák, an Aktuálně.cz special, is competing for the Award for Innovative Online Journalism, whose authors are Clara Zanga, Magdaléna Medková, Klára Elšíková, Tomáš Maca, Petr Kořínek, Magdaléna Daňková, Marek Pros and Jiří Kropáček. In the same category, it competes with the contribution of Pavel Kasík and Matouš Lázňovský Omikron is milder and more dangerous at the same time. How will the Czech Republic come out of this? published on the News List. The third nomination in this category was won by Petr Kočí and Kristína Pšorn Zákopčanová from iRozhlas for the contribution Inflation as a confused Jánošík, the struggle for power and memory loss. How to calculate how much your life has become more expensive?
Aktuálně.cz received the third nomination in the category Award for Solution Journalism – journalism focused on solutions. Journalists Dominika Hromková and Michaela Endrštová compete with the Kamarád contribution for two years. More experienced mentors are beginning to prevent the flight of teachers from schools. In this category, they have only one opponent, namely Karolína Klinková with the contribution Bydlet, zerece, teach, persevere. How a declining German city became a model in integration, which was published in Deník N.
In addition to Aktuálně.cz, the Economia publishing house also includes the weekly Respekt, which received two nominations. In the Best Reportage category, Ondřej Kundra and Tomáš Brolík compete with their reportage about Ukrainians on the trail of war crimes called The Road to God and Earthly Court. The second nomination was won by Petr Třešňák for the same weekly newspaper in the Best Analytical-Investigative Contribution category for the article Kdo zabil Dorota Š. The Czech state is quietly torturing its most vulnerable citizens.
In addition to awards for reports, commentaries or analytical and investigative texts, the jury also awards written interviews. Among the audiovisual contributions, it measures television or radio reports, analytical-investigative materials or interviews and discussions.
The announcement of the results of the Journalist Award will take place on May 3, when one winner will emerge from the three nominated contributions in each category. A total of 628 written and audiovisual contributions participated in the competition.
The Journalism Award has been organized by the Open Society Fund Prague Foundation since 2010 and honors journalistic efforts that capture the issues of today’s society in an interesting way. Submitted contributions to the Journalist Award are evaluated by independent expert juries made up of personalities from the media, cultural, non-profit and academic sectors.
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