Cabot Prizes honor journalists who contribute to Inter-American understanding; Nominations open now

Nominations are open for the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes, the prestigious awards for reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The prizes, founded in 1938 and administered by the trustees of Columbia University in New York City, recognize journalists, media executives or news organizations who have “made a sustained contribution to Inter-American understanding through their coverage of the Americas.” The Prizes Board also looks for journalists working for press freedom on the region, according to the awards site.

Submit your nominations by March 16, 2019.

Leading up to the nominations deadline, the prize will highlight winners and their work via Twitter.

Among the Latin American recipients of the awards in 2018 were Brazilian Fernando Rodrigues, reporter, editor and publisher of Poder360; Hugo Alconada Mon, investigative journalist at La Nación in Argentina; and Graciela Mochkofsky, Argentinian journalist and author.

Founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Rosental Alves, received the prize in 2016.