RTDNA and the National Endowment for Financial Education are accepting entries now for the 2020 Personal Finance Reporting Awards.
Money matters affect everyone your reporting reaches, particularly during times of economic uncertainty. Helping your audience become more financially educated is one great way your reporting can help your community.
According to a new survey by NEFE, 88 percent of Americans say the COVID-19 crisis is causing stress on their personal finances, making reporting about financial matters more important than ever.
If you have alerted your audience to a scam, helped them save money or explained how a new policy affects their wallets, share your best stories with us and we may fund your next one. Entries must have aired on TV, radio or online between April 1, 2019, and July 18, 2020.
Submit your consumer or personal finance stories by July 31.
Three winners will each receive $1,000 and the opportunity to present at Excellence in Journalism 2020. Winning work will also be featured on RTDNA.org.
Enter now to showcase your consumer reporting, share your expertise, further build your skills and fund your next story.
Learn more and enter here.
Get ideas for your potentially prize-winning piece from the 2019 winners and the story ideas we share as part of our weekly Money Matters feature, made possible by the National Endowment for Financial Education.
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) champions effective financial education. NEFE is the independent, centralizing voice providing leadership, research and collaboration to advance financial well-being. As one of the first organizations to embark on the mission of wholly dedicating its efforts on improving the effectiveness of financial education, NEFE continues its legacy of strengthening action-oriented research agendas, mobilizing intermediaries, and creating better solutions for researchers, educators, practitioners and policymakers. For more information, visit www.nefe.org.
RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to broadcast and digital journalism. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA’s mission is to promote and protect responsible journalism. RTDNA defends the First Amendment rights of electronic journalists throughout the country, honors outstanding work in the profession through the Edward R. Murrow Awards and provides members with training to encourage ethical standards, newsroom leadership and industry innovation