Categories and Criteria

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(click on categories for descriptions and judging criteria)

Resources Available

In most cases, the entrants should have listed the resources available to them in preparing their story. Hopefully, this will help you weigh stories, which were printed or broadcast with vastly different newsroom resources. For example, a reporter from a small market newsroom with a staff of one may be competing with a network newsroom, which can devote more people and resources to a story. As judges, we would like you to weigh what effects the fewer or more resources have on the final story. In an ideal world, where the journalism was equal, the small market reporter would score higher on the Resource Scale because the story was completed with fewer resources.