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 members of the community for their contributions to international exchange and understanding.
Pitch your international story ideas. The Andy Award has become a grant program to encourage and fund international reporting projects. A total of $5,000 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: Is the reporter or reporting team 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: Is there evidence that the story will be published or broadcast? Will the story 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.
Funds may be used to cover the costs of international travel, accommodations, and related expenses. Applicants may request $5,000 or a lesser amount, depending on their proposed budget.