Wanted: The best breaking news coverage from 2015 - print and broadcast

14 Mar, 2016, 15:28 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club is looking for the best breaking news coverage for 2015 -- in competitions for both print and broadcast.

This award is intended to recognize the best, most creative and most thorough coverage of breaking news from the past year. The winner in each category gets a free year's membership in the National Press Club.

The Club, a national leader among journalism organizations, encourages those with excellent breaking news entries to enter them in the contest.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found at http://press.org/membership/awards

Entrants are encouraged to apply online, but if you prefer, the Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the deadline.

No matter how you enter, the most important thing is to make sure you submit your best journalism.

The awards will be presented at an annual awards dinner at the National Press Club this summer.

The contest includes awards for political reporting, regional reporting on Washington, international coverage, consumer reporting and online journalism. It also includes a group of awards for areas as diverse as reporting on the welfare of animals, coverage of the journalism industry, newsletter journalism, problems facing the elderly and humor writing.

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