NEW YORK – The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation has announced a $10,000 journalism award for college and university undergraduates.
The award has been established to honor an undergraduate journalist whose work best reflects the editorial pursuit of freedom and American ideals. Writers and reporters of all political convictions and backgrounds are eligible.
In addition to the $10,000 cash prize, the winner will secure an internship at FOX News Channel or the New York Post and residential housing for the duration of the New York City-based internship.
The foundation is named for former New York Post editor and columnist Eric Breindel, who became editorial page editor of the New York Post in 1986 and was appointed senior vice president of News Corp. in 1997.
Breindel was also a moderator for "FOX News Watch" and had a nationally syndicated column that appeared weekly in the New York Post.
The award is modeled after the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism, which honors professional journalists. Past winners include: Claudia Rosett, journalist-in-residence, The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies; Daniel Paul Henninger, deputy editorial page editor, Wall Street Journal; and Michael Kelly (posthumously), editor-at-large, The Atlantic Monthly.
Applicants for the undergraduate award should submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2005 calendar year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine Web site will be accepted, as will Internet exclusive material.
Applications must be postmarked by April 21. The winner will be announced in June.
For competition rules or to request an application, contact: