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Medill Accepting Entries for Magazine Journalism Award

Award for public service magazine journalism honors John Bartlow Martin

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is now accepting entries for the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Service Magazine Journalism. 

Named for Martin, who was a professor of journalism at Medill, the award recognizes the writer or writers of a magazine story or series shedding light on the causes, consequences or remedies of a problem in American society.

Established in 1988, the award is designed to encourage the kind of incisive, in-depth writing about societal ills that Martin pioneered in major magazines for more than three decades. In addition to serving on the Medill faculty, Martin was author of 15 books, a political speechwriter and U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic. He died in 1987.

Winning entries analyze and critique the policies, relationships and events behind societal problems and solutions. Originality, excellence of writing and the consequences of the article or articles also will inform the decision of the judging panel.

Entries are due by Jan. 31, 2014. The winner or winners will be announced in March 2014.

Visit the Medill website for more information.

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