Media for Liberty Award Announces 2013 Jury Panel


Media for Liberty Award Announces 2013 Jury Panel

  • Panel to evaluate media contributions that explore relationship between political and economic liberty

  • $50,000 prize to be awarded winning entry

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Liberty Media Corporation ("Liberty Media") (Nasdaq: LMCA, LMCB) today announced the 2013 Media for Liberty Award jury panel. The Media for Liberty Award was established in 2009 to acknowledge published works that explore the relationship between economic and political liberties.

Eligible works must be originally published or transmitted via print or electronic media during the 2012 calendar year, and received by Liberty Media no later than January 7, 2013. There is a $50,000 prize for the winning entry. The call for entries for year four is currently open.

The distinguished Media for Liberty panel represents thought leaders in the world of journalism and media:

  • Tucker Carlson - Editor-in-Chief,;political commentator, Fox News Channel

  • Christy Carpenter — CEO Winthrop Rockefeller Institute; former Executive Vice President and Chief Operational Officer, Paley Center for Media

  • Jonathan Dahl - Editor-in-Chief, SmartMoney

  • Allan Dodds Frank — Independent Business Investigative Correspondent; Past President, Overseas Press Club of America

  • John Malone - Chairman, Liberty Media Corporation

  • Mark McSherry — Professor of print and digital journalism; veteran journalist

  • Maria Streshinsky — Editor-in-Chief, Pacific Standard; former Managing Editor, The Atlantic

  • Stacey Woelfel , Ph.D. — Associate Professor, Missouri School of Journalism; Past Chairman, Radio-Television News Directors Association

The Media for Liberty Award is open to journalists worldwide whose original works shed new light on societal issues, news events, economies, political structures and cultures either prospering or struggling in their pursuit of free markets and civil liberties uninfluenced by government agenda.

Submitted works will be reviewed by a jury panel and evaluated based on the degree to which the theme is addressed, inspirational and educational value, relevance to the public discourse, and mastery of media format.

The finalist for the 2012 Media for Liberty Award was A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan, a film by VII Photographer Seamus Murphy and MediaStorm. Prior year's finalists were "How a New Jobless Era will Transform America", an essay published in The Atlantic, and the CBS 60 Minutes segment "Congo Gold." View winners here.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible media outlets, including newspapers, magazines, journals, radio, television and websites, must be generally recognized in their markets and accessible to a broad audience in the United States.

  • Length: Print entries may not exceed 20,000 words. Electronic entries may not exceed 120 minutes.

  • Language: All entries must be in English, or submitted with an English translation or with English subtitles.

  • Examples: Eligible entries may include news reporting, feature coverage, investigative reporting, articles, essays, editorials, commentaries, documentaries and educational works.

  • Programs produced and intended for general theatrical motion picture release are not eligible.

The winner will be notified in February 2013. An awards ceremony will be held in the Spring of 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Entry forms, rules and judging criteria can be found at Liberty Media's website or on Facebook. Entries should be sent to:

Media for Liberty Award
12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80112

About Liberty Media Corporation

Liberty Media (Nasdaq: LMCA, LMCB) owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses, including its subsidiaries Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. and TruePosition, Inc., its interests in Starz, LLC, SiriusXM, Live Nation Entertainment and Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc. and Viacom.

Liberty Media Corporation
Courtnee Ulrich, 720-875-5420
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