The Andy Award
Named in honor of former Omaha World-Herald Publisher Harold W. Andersen, the Andy Award recognizes the best international reporting by Nebraska-based news organizations.
In addition, the Andersen-Gouttierre Awards recognize UNO faculty, staff, students, and scholars for their contributions to international exchange and understanding.
Pitch your international story ideas. The Andy Award is a grant program to encourage and fund international reporting projects. A total of $1,000 will be awarded to one or more news organizations or individual reporters who propose the best plans to cover a global story of importance to Nebraskans.
Global awareness: How does the story raise global awareness and understanding among Nebraskans?
Journalistic experience: Reporter should be experienced enough to capture the complexities of an international story and elegantly explain its relevance to Nebraskans. Prior international reporting experience is not required, but solid journalism credentials are preferred.
Audience reach: Applicants must have evidence that the story will be published or broadcast. Our goal is for the story to reach a large number of Nebraskans or a particular community that could truly benefit from the story’s perspective.
Open to Nebraska-based print, broadcast, and electronic news outlets.
A news outlet may submit multiple applications.
Freelance reporters may apply. Their application must include a letter of intent to publish or broadcast from a news outlet in Nebraska.