The APA Emerging Journalist Award is designed to honor and recognize outstanding service and accomplishments of a young journalist in Alabama.
The inaugural Emerging Journalist Award took place at the 2018 Winter Convention.
This award may be given to any person who, at the time of selection, is a living, present journalist under the age of 30, having less than five years of experience in the field. Nominees must have spent a significant percentage of their newspaper career in Alabama. Please provide any information you think will be helpful in deciding the inductees for next year, plus any additional letters of recommendation to assist the committee. For a nominee to be considered, you must attach biographical information. Include a photo of the nominee if available.
Additional criteria to consider:
Length of service in industry/state: maximum 5 years
30 years of age or younger
No restriction on “area” of service, i.e. production, editorial, advertising, circulation
The award will be presented at the Winter Convention and time allotted for a response from the recipient
The 2018 inductee was Will Whaley of the Jackson County Sentinel.
The 2019 inductee was Ethan Van Sice of The Wilcox Progressive Era.
The 2020 inductee was Taylor Beck of the Sand Mountain Reporter.
For more information, contact Felicia Mason at 1-800-264-7043.