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 be recognized at the Awards for Excellence in Journalism Gala and 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.
The winner will be chosen by a committee that includes the Dean and Associate Dean, faculty members, and Head of Alumni Affairs Salma Abdelnour Gilman. Nominees’ work will be judged on subject importance, originality, reporting, writing, and presentation.
Nominations are due by Feb. 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Email ShepardAward@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