Center for International Media Ethics announces the second edition of the annual essay-writing competition: Ethicontest 2011. Journalists and media professionals from around the world are invited to participate for a chance to win. The contest is open to budding and established media writers of all varieties, from journalists to freelancers to students.
Essay Topic: “What are the ethical pitfalls of news photography from conflict or disaster zones, and how should a journalist choose what to publish?”
Submitted essays should have a maximum of 2,000 words and must be written in English.
Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2011
Essays should be emailed to [email protected] along with the author’s name, country of origin and contact information. Submissions submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
Authors who intend to submit previously published articles should include a reference to its original publication date and source (as well as website link, in the case of online publication).
The winner of the 2011 CIME Ethicontest will be awarded a scholarship to become certified in J-Ethinomics, CIME’s online media-ethics training program.
In addition, the winner will receive the book “The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect” by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel.
Also, the winning essay will be published on the CIME website and in the CIME newsletter.
All submitted essays will be reviewed and evaluated by acclaimed Zimbabwean journalist Geoffrey Nyarota, in association with CIME.