Established in 2016, the Stephen B. Shepard Prize for Investigative Reporting honors a deserving graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
This prize will be awarded to a Newmark J-School alum who has produced the best investigative work in 2022. The honoree will receive $5,000, generously funded by The Tow Foundation. The award is named for Founding Dean Stephen Shepard.
Any student who has graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY from any of our programs, from the classes of 2007 to 2021 is eligible to self-nominate or nominate a classmate for this prize, provided the work was published in 2022 (in any medium) and after the student graduated.
Nominations must include the name of the nominee (yourself or another Newmark J-School alum), contact info, and links or attachments to the work you are nominating. All nominations must be sent in using this submission form.
The winner will be chosen by a committee that includes Newmark J-School faculty and staff. Nominees’ work will be judged on subject importance, originality, reporting, writing and presentation.
Deadline: Nominations are due by Feb. 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Submission form: Use this Shepard Prize entry form for all nominations.
Please email AlumniOffice@journalism.cuny.edu with any questions.
2022 — Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky ’18
2021 — Roxanna Asgarian ’11
2020 — Shane Dixon Kavanaugh ’10
2019 — Allen Arthur ’16
2018 — Hannah Rappleye ’10 and Lisa Riordan Seville ’10
2017 — Mike Reicher ’09