The award, named for UW–Madison alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid, honors the difficult ethical decisions journalists make when telling high-impact stories.
The six projects nominated for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics combined aggressive reporting on important issues with care for the consequences of that reporting.
“The industry faces many pressures, yet the journalism itself has never been stronger,” Culver says.
The award from UW–Madison's Center for Journalism Ethics recognizes AP reporting that resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slave laborers in Southeast Asia.
Registration is now open for "Fair or Foul: Ethics and Sports Journalism," a public conference to be held April 10 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Can journalists remain independent as the line between editorial and advertorial blurs, and as journalists write increasingly for corporations, academic centers and nonprofit agencies?