Arthur Ross Media Award
Arthur Ross Media Award
for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis on Foreign Affairs
The American Academy of Diplomacy annually honors one outstanding reporter and one distinguished commentator with its two Arthur Ross Awards for Distinguished Reporting Analysis on Foreign Affairs. The awards, endowed by and given in honor of the late Arthur Ross, seek to recognize individuals or groups of individuals (e.g., a news bureau) whose reporting and analysis on diplomacy and foreign affairs is making a singular contribution to public understanding of the critical role played by diplomacy in the furtherance of America’s foreign policy interests.
One award is given to a journalist/reporter and another to a commentator/columnist. Each award includes a cash stipend of $5,000. The awards are customarily presented at the Academy’s Annual Awards Luncheon ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the US Department of State in the late fall/early winter. Each award recipient and one other person will be guests of the Academy at the Luncheon.
Criteria for Selection
– Nominees must be U.S. citizens who work/reside anywhere, either in the United States or abroad.
– The work of the nominees must be making a singular contribution to public understanding of foreign
affairs or the critical role played by diplomacy in the furtherance of America’s foreign policy interests.
– Nominees can come from print or electronic publications.
– Nominees can be in one of two categories: Reporter/Journalist category or Commentator category.
– Nominees in the Commentator category can include columnists, editorial writers, cartoonists, or commentators.
Note: While the above are the formal criteria, the Academy is particularly looking for nominees who have not yet been honored with other major journalism awards and who are “on the way up;” this includes individuals from any part of the US or on assignment abroad (including conflict zones).
- Nominations are welcome and encouraged from the nominees’ media outlets, editors, colleagues, or readers. No self-nominations will be accepted.
- Nominations must include a brief bio, a nominating statement (500 words max), and links to at least three examples of the nominee’s work (most recent samples would be preferred).
- Nominations must be submitted via the online nomination form here.
Complete nominations are due by 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
Nominations are reviewed and recommendations made by the American Academy of Diplomacy Media Award committee; the American Academy of Diplomacy President also serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member.
Additional details about the 2021 call for entries can be found here: 2021 Arthur Ross Media Award.
History of Arthur Ross Media Award Recipients
To access an extended list of previous award winners, click here.
The Academy’s Ross Media Awards are given in honor of the late Arthur Ross and endowed by the Ross Foundation.
Recipient of the 2020 Arthur Ross Media Award in the Reporting category
Recipient of the 2020 Arthur Ross Media Award in the Commentator category