Immigration Journalism Award

Each year, the French-American Foundation recognizes the work of journalists published in French or English on the topic of immigration and integration, during a ceremony held in New York.

Since 2011, when the program was launched, the Immigration Journalism Award has recognized outstanding journalism, highlighting the important role journalists plays in enriching and informing the public debate on this complex and often controversial topic. One award is given for reporting in English, and the Prix Cercle des médias is awarded for excellence in immigration coverage in French.

For the sixth year in a row, the French-American Foundation will recognize the work of two journalists for best immigration reporting: "The Immigration Journalism Prize of the French-American Foundation" (in English) and "Prix Cercle des Médias" (in French).

The Awards Ceremony will take place in New York on November 29, 2017, including representatives from Cercle des médias. The two winners will each receive $3,500.


The deadline to apply was September 3rd, 2017.

Applying is easy! Just fill out a form, submit your piece along with a previous work sample, and provide contact information for two professional references (no letter of recommendation necessary). All journalism formats are accepted (print, video, photo, etc.).





For more information about this initiative, contact Nathalie Bastin at [email protected].


The 2016 winners of the Prix TF1 for best reporting in French & the Immigration Journalism Award for best reporting in English were: 




“Le pianiste”, L’Obs 



David Noriega

John Templon

America’s quiet crackdown on Indian immigrants, BuzzFeed 




On the run, Vice Magazine 

The Awards ceremony took place in New York on November 10.  In conjunction with the presentation of the 2016 Immigration Journalism Awards, the Foundation hosted Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group.  Mr. Guéhenno had served as the United Nations Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations between 2000 and 2008.  In 2012, he was appointed deputy joint special envoy for Syria by the United Nations and the Arab League.  Prior to joining Crisis Group, he was director of Columbia University's Center for International Conflict Resolution.  He delivered remarks on global migration.