Please note that the Immigration Journalism Awards program is not accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 cycle.
Each year since 2011, the French-American Foundation has recognized the work of journalists published in English or French on the topic of immigration across the world during a ceremony held in New York.
The Immigration Journalism Awards promotes, supports, and rewards responsible and comprehensive media coverage on immigration issues by recognizing the work of two journalists: One award is given for reporting in English (The Immigration Journalism Prize of the French-American Foundation), and one is given for reporting in French (Prix Cercle des Médias). Both winners receive each $3,500.
Previous winners include: José Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer prize laureate who revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant in 2011; Damien Cave, Deputy Editor Deputy Editor for Digital at The New York Times; Maria Sacchetti, Reporter at The Washington Post; Seth Freed Wessler, Reporter at The Nation Institute; Doan Bui, journalist at L’Obs; and Elise Vincent, journalist at Le Monde.
- The Immigration Journalism Prize (English): Jonathan Blitzer “The Teens Trapped Between A Gang and The Law“, The New Yorker
- Prix Cercle des médias (French): Sébastien Jédor “Grand Reportage: Artistes réfugiés, paroles d’exil“, Radio France Internationale (RFI)
The Awards Ceremony took place on October 2nd at The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York (Address: 972 5th Ave, NY). It convened an audience composed of international media and immigration experts, members of New York City’s philanthropic community, and members of our Board of Directors and featured Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration, and keynote speaker.