Calling on Reporters, Writers, Producers and Editors to Enter Outstanding Bone and Joint Health Stories

Jul 11, 2013, 14:05 ET from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence Awards opens the free 2014 call for entries

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has opened the call for submissions to its ninth annual MORE Awards.  These awards recognize excellence in accurate reporting on musculoskeletal health issues, healthy behaviors, and high-quality care of bones and joints.  The Academy invites all journalists to submit their stories of prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal issues, or stories of recovery from these injuries or conditions.

Stories can cover any bone and joint health related topic, whether it's on a particular orthopaedic condition, clinical research, musculoskeletal health trends, health policy as it relates to bone and joint health, orthopaedic injuries or innovative treatments. 

MORE Awards will be given to stories written for a CONSUMER audience in the following categories:

  • National & Local Print Journalism: newspapers, magazines
  • National & Local Broadcast Journalism:  television, radio
  • Web-specific Journalism: stories created exclusively for an online audience
  • Advocacy and Health Policy Journalism:  newspapers, magazines, Internet, television, radio

The entry deadline is Monday, October 14, 2013.  Entries must have been published or broadcast between October 1, 2012 and October 1, 2013.  Interested journalists are asked to enter online at and can upload digital versions of their work.

"Our patients look to the media for information about their health and we consider the media our partner in reporting bone and joint health issues," said Academy president Joshua J. Jacobs, MD. "The MORE Awards is our way of honoring journalists who share accurate orthopaedic information thereby giving musculoskeletal health the attention it deserves."

The MORE Awards will be presented at an evening banquet in Washington, DC at the Academy's National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference in May 2014.

The 2013 MORE Award winners were a diverse group of health and medical writers, producers and freelance reporters working for print, broadcast and online outlets, including:

  • Ladies Home Journal
  • Health Magazine
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • CNN
  • ESPN
  • The Greenville News, South Carolina

Enter the 2014 MORE Awards

View the complete list of past winners: 2013 Winners, 2012 Winners

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SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons