News Media Alliance Announces Annual Rising Star Awards

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News Media Alliance Announces Annual Rising Star Awards

Winners to be recognized in April

Arlington, Va. – The News Media Alliance today announced the launch of its annual Rising Star Awards  program to honor young industry leaders. The program provides an opportunity to showcase the energy, innovation and vitality of the news media industry and the  ingenuity being demonstrated each day by our younger members.

To qualify, applicants should be employed at a news media organization (e.g. as journalists or those in business or technology departments) and must be under the age of 30 as of April 2, 2018. Applicants can nominate themselves or a colleague for the award by filling out and submitting a form.

Entries for the program will be accepted through Monday, April 2, 2018. Each submission will be judged by an Alliance committee on the value of the nominee’s contributions to their company and to the industry as a whole. The winners of the Rising Star Awards will be announced the week of April 16, 2018, and will be featured on the Alliance blog and invited to an exclusive Alliance event.

“I am thrilled to announce the third iteration of our Rising Stars awards—this program is a wonderful chance to highlight the work being done by our younger members and the bright future of the news media industry,” said David Chavern, Alliance President & CEO.

The reality is that digital and print news organizations are now defined not only by great journalism, but also constant experimentation and business model innovation.  The News Media Alliance understands the hard work that is taking place and wants to honor young innovators in our critical industry with the “Rising Star” awards.

For more information about the Rising Star Awards, contact Kirsten Ballard, Editor of Social Media and Blog, at


The News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 news organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States. Alliance members include print, digital and mobile publishers of original news content. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on ensuring the future of news media through communication, research, advocacy and innovation. Information about the News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) can be found at


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