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 alumnus/a who has produced the best investigative work in 2021. 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 2020 is eligible to self-nominate or nominate a classmate for this prize, provided the work was published in 2021 (in any medium) and after the student graduated.
The winner will be chosen by a committee that includes Dean Sarah Bartlett, Associate Dean Andrew Mendelson, Assistant Dean Geraldine Baum, Assistant Dean Yahaira Castro and Director of Editorial Projects John Mancini. Nominees’ work will be judged on subject importance, originality, reporting, writing, and presentation.
Submit your nominations by midnight EST December 31, 2021.
Email ShepardAward@journalism.cuny.edu with any questions.
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