The Jim Leeson Prize is awarded annually to the student journalist at Vanderbilt University who best exemplifies the value of fairness and impartiality in reporting. Such reporting shows respect for all parties, especially on divisive and controversial issues, and a commitment to reporting facts as clearly, honestly, and thoroughly as possible.
The deadline to apply is 12 p.m. noon on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.
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All applications should include five-to-seven pieces from the current academic year that exemplify the values of the Leeson Prize. The pieces may be in the form of any of the following: links to articles, files text/images, audio and/or video files. 
Please submit links and/or upload files below. Fields have been included below to accommodate a mix of links and files, depending on the formats of your pieces, for a total of 5-7 pieces altogether. 
If you should encounter any difficulty submitting a piece on this form, please email