Get your journalism work recognized by ASNE Frank A. Blethen Award for Local Accountability Reporting

If your organization has outstanding work that holds important local institutions accountable for their actions, then consider submitting it to the Frank A. Blethen Award for Local Accountability Reporting category in the 2018 ASNE Awards by 11:59 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 30
The reporting should be investigative in nature, and judges will give preference to work that made a demonstrable difference in the news organization's community. The work needs to be anchored in a community that is the primary audience of the publication, and this local reporting is the focus of this reward. However, national or international reporting that springs from that local core may also be included in the entry. 
Frank A. Blethen
Sponsored by The Seattle Times, this award is named in honor of Frank A. Blethen who has been Times publisher and CEO since 1985. Under his leadership, The Times has won six Pulitzer Prizes, including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting. The Frank A. Blethen Award comes with a $2,500 cash prize. 
Last year, the award went to the staff of The Salt Lake Tribune for their relentless coverage of how Brigham Young University and Utah State University botched investigations into sexual abuse complaints. 
You or your organization can win the honor this year! Read more about specific rules for this category, and submit your work today.
For questions, contact ASNE Senior Information Specialist Megan Morrison at or 573-882-3792 or ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at or 573-882-2430.