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2020 Student Labor Journalism Award

The New York Metro labor Communications Council is offering a
$500 prize for work by undergraduate and graduate students on the theme:

“The 2020 Elections and My Life/My Community”

The country is about to elect a president in November; additional state and local elections will take place. How will this impact your life and/or the life of your community/communities. What issues are most important to you and are candidates talking about them? You are encouraged to write or make a short video or audio recording about the impact of these elections on you—as a student, a worker, and that of your family or community.

The prize is given to the student whose work touches our emotions and/or brings insight to this issue. The prize will be awarded for a written article of approximately 1200 words, or for a video or audio report of two to six minutes. The topic is wide open for you to explore.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020

Established in 1974, the Metro New York Labor Communications Council (Metro) includes union communications professionals, who work for the city’s public and private-sector unions and other organizations representing working people. They are editors and reporters, photographers and graphic designers, broadcast producers and public relations specialists. Metro provides a forum to discuss pressing issues in the labor movement, and shares ideas on how labor communicators can tell the story of working people.

Please include your name and the school you are attending.
Students do not need to be journalism majors.
Send entries to:
Margarita Aguilar
341 West 24 Street, #5D, New York, NY 10011

or email it to: metrolabornyc@gmail.org

For more information and to apply, please contact:Margarita Aguilar: 212-982-0574 or metrolabornyc@gmail.org

Photo by Marcie Casas via flickr (cc-by)