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Carey McWilliams Award

The Carey McWilliams Award is given annually to honor a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics. It carries a $750 prize. Eligible candidates must meet the criteria laid forth by the first organizing committee. The individual chosen

  • should have a distinguished public service career in newspaper, magazine, or broadcast media;
  • should, in his or her work, illumine some broad general principles of the social and political sciences;
  • may have a background in editorial activities and not necessarily be a working journalist or writer, and
  • should illumine certain key elements identified with McWilliams, which include intellectual forthrightness and political independence.

The deadline for submissions has passed. 

List of All Carey McWilliams Award Recipients

2018 Award Committee
Chair: Erika Franklin Fowler
Wesleyan University
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Bruce Bimber
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Stephen Saideman
Carleton University
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