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Cancer Journalism Award

Serious issues demand serious journalism

The European School of Oncology is looking for outstanding pieces of journalism published or broadcast between May 2018 and December 2019 that are changing the way we think about cancer.

The Cancer Journalism Award encourages, celebrates and rewards journalists who deliver insights into the personal and social impact of the disease, and efforts to change policy, practice or advocacy. Our 2017-2018 award attracted 181 entries from 39 countries. The winning entry, highlighting a growing cancer crisis in Mumbai, India, combined painstaking data journalism with human interest.

We would like journalists to submit one or more items of their work – whether in print, online, on radio, video or television – into the following categories:

- Research, science and treatment
- Patient and carer experience
- Policy, services and affordability
- Prevention

Further details about each category can be found here.

In all categories, we are looking for articles/programmes that move beyond documenting experience, science, policy and practice. We want to find work that challenges, addresses urgent questions, increases awareness and prompts change. We are particularly looking for serious investigative journalism.

A prize of €1500 is available for the winner in each category. The journalist judged the overall winner will receive an additional €500 bringing their prize total to €2000.

Applications are now open and can be made online at www.cancerworld.org.
The closing date for entries is 6th January 2020.

Further information is available here.

2018 Cancer World Journalism Award winners

  • Swagata Yadavar, India - Overall winner
  • Laure Andrillon, France - Patient and Carer Experience category winner
  • Max Rauner, Germany - Research, science and treatment category
  • Faiza Ilyas, Pakistan - Prevention category winner
  • Hajar Harb, Palestine - Special commendation

 2017 Cancer World Journalism Award winners

  • Pia Heinemann, Germany - Research, Science and Treatment category + Overall Winner
  • Pauline Kairu, Kenya - Patient and Carer Experience category
  • Suman Naishadham - Policy, Services and Affordability category
  • Duanduan Yuan - Prevention category

Details on the winning articles can be found at http://cancerworld.net/media/cancerworld-journalism-award/

For more information please click here or contact:
Corinne Hall
Tel.: +39 02 85 4645 22

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