ACME To Reward Quality Journalism At National Media Awards


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cost http://cityhoodfordc.org/components/com_jomcomment/main.jomcomment.php geneva;”>Journalists both on full-time and freelance will be given awards basing on their reporting accuracy and comprehensiveness, writing style, language, storytelling technique, originality and enterprise in reporting.

A statement from ACME says the awards are meant to inspire younger journalists to embrace enterprise and investigative journalism and to increase the quantity and quality of public affairs reporting.

It also further states that the awards will promote accurate, knowledgeable, enterprise and investigative reporting in all media and also increase the diversity of voices in media coverage.

Currently the entries are open to all those that wish to participate since one can register either through submitting via online or by physical delivery to the African Centre for Media Excellence offices from December 1 to January 15, 2014.

The panel of judges will consist of 12 esteemed news professionals, retired journalists and journalism educators.

“A big part of ACME’s programming is geared towards helping journalists seek and achieve excellence. The awards scheme is meant to recognise that excellence,” said Dr Monica B. Chibita, chair of ACME’s board of directors.

“We would like, especially, to promote journalism that will help citizens demand transparency and accountability from public officials,” she added.

ACME is a Kampala-based independent, non-profit professional organisation committed to excellence in journalism and mass communication in Africa.

ACME fulfils its mandate through refresher training for mid-career journalists; media literacy training for civil society organisations and corporate companies; media research; free expression advocacy; and media monitoring.

The categories


Arts and culture


Economics and Finance


Editorial cartooning


Explanatory reporting

Extractives (Oil, gas & mining)

Feature writing



Local reporting

National news reporting

Print and broadcast

Multimedia journalism




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