Audio Journalist of the Year

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For the three best radio/audio news stories, or one series of three radio/audio news stories on any one topic, broadcast on radio or carried as an audio podcast on a news website or online platform between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

 

Submitted work must have been produced in Wales, for an audience in Wales.

 

You must:

  • Provide an MP3 file, or upload your submissions to YouTube and include the link, or provide a link to a website where your work can be listened to.  It is a condition of entry that these links must be live, and remain live, until the end of March 2020. Please ensure you provide any passwords required. Failure to do so may result in disqualification

  • Only submit one entry consisting of three audio stories/audio podcasts for this category

  • Supply a supporting statement (maximum 300 words), explaining your work and how it was obtained/produced

 

Judges will be looking for:

  • All-round quality in depth and breadth of news gathering and reporting

  • Stories which enlighten listeners and provide answers

  • Work which is exclusive

  • Exposés, campaigns and investigative journalism

  • Insight, analysis, or examination of the context of stories

  • Journalism which results in change or which makes an identifiable impact (social, political, corporate, organisational), along with evidence of that change

  • Evidence of work that went into getting the story - the number of sources used

  • Originality and creativity – for example, stories exploring new angles on familiar topics

  • Style of delivery, the use of language

  • Story construction and structure –clarity of presentation of the story, compelling lead/opening

  • Ability to distil and present complex topics in an understandable and accessible way

  • Accuracy, fairness and balance of reporting

  • Quality of audio content, atmospheric sound

 

The organisers reserve the right to mention any entrants to this category and to display any of the work they enter in any publicity and marketing relating to the competition without copyright infringement.

 

The decision of the judges in this category is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you observe these criteria since failure to do so may result in your entry being disqualified.

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