May 21 – May 27, 2012 Edition Journalism Award Applications Due in June

The Society of Professional Journalists has posted a June 22 closing date for submission for two awards for outstanding journalists and writers.

The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing awards $75,000 to an editorial writer to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. The cash award can be used to cover the cost of study, research and/or travel in any field. Read about last year’s Pulliam Fellow, Mark Woods, a columnist at the Florida Times-Union.

The Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award is presented to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. An individual, group of individuals or organization will be awarded $10,000 cash and an engraved crystal to honor those committed to the same goals and as a tribute to the professional contributions Pulliam made to journalism. Read about last year’s honoree, the Associated Press staff.

For more information, including application requirements and information about these awards, click here.

Applications for both awards are due June 22. For questions, please contact SPJ Awards Coordinator Lauren Rochester at