Call for Entries: 4th Annual 'Media for Liberty' Award
Journalism Award Grants $50,000 Prize to Finalist
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LMCA, LMCB) is now accepting
submissions for the annual "Media
for Liberty Award". This award recognizes media contributions
that explore the link between economic and political liberty. Eligible
works must be originally published or broadcast via print or electronic
media during the 2012 calendar year, and received by Liberty Media no
later than January 7, 2013. There is a $50,000 prize for the winning
The 2013 Media for Liberty Award is open to journalists worldwide whose
original works bring new insights on societal issues, news events,
economies, political structures and cultures that illustrate prosperity
or struggle in pursuit of a free market environment and civil liberties
uninfluenced by government agenda.
Submitted works will be reviewed by a jury panel and evaluated based on
the degree to which the theme is addressed, inspirational and
educational value, relevance to the public discourse, and mastery of
Past recipients of the Award include:
A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan (MediaStorm) — a film
examining thirty years of Afghan history through the story of ordinary
citizens whose lives play out in the shadow of superpowers.
"How a New Jobless Era will Transform America" (The Atlantic) —
an essay exploring the likely and lasting effects of the recent Great
Depression on American society, culture and politics.
"Congo Gold" (CBS "60 Minutes") — a segment
chronicling the war-torn region of eastern Congo to investigate the
connection between the mining of gold and other precious minerals.
Eligible media outlets, including newspapers, magazines, journals,
radio, television and websites, must be generally recognized in their
markets and accessible to a broad audience in the United States.
Length: Print entries may not exceed 20,000 words. Electronic entries
may not exceed 120 minutes.
Language: All entries must be in English, or submitted with an English
translation or with English subtitles.
Examples: Eligible entries may include, but are not limited to, news
reporting, feature coverage, investigative reporting, articles,
essays, editorials, commentaries and documentaries.
Programs produced and intended for general theatrical motion picture
release are not eligible.
The winner will be notified in February 2013. An awards ceremony will be
held in the Spring of 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Entry forms, rules and judging criteria can be found at Liberty Media's
web site, www.mediaforlibertyaward.com
or on Facebook.
Entries should be sent to:
Media for Liberty Award
12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80112
For more information on the Media for Liberty Award, including the most
recent and past honorees and details regarding eligibility please visit www.mediaforlibertyaward.com.
About Liberty Media Corporation
Liberty Media (Nasdaq: LMCA, LMCB) owns interests in a broad range of
media, communications and entertainment businesses, including its
subsidiaries Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. and
TruePosition, Inc., its interests in Starz, LLC, SiriusXM, Live Nation
Entertainment and Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in
Time Warner Inc., Time Warner Cable and Viacom.
Courtnee Ulrich, 720-875-5420
Amanda Cheslock, 212-446-1884
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