Journalism Award

Since 2011, the French-American Foundation has recognized each year 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 Award

Currently in its sixth year of promoting, supporting, and rewarding responsible and comprehensive media coverage on immigration issues, the Immigration Journalism Award recognizes 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).

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; and Elise Vincent, journalist at Le Monde.


This initiative is co-sponsored by “Cercle des médias”, a media organization based in Paris. This recognized association welcomes national and international personalities who impact on today’s society two to three times a year.

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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.).

The last call for submissions was in September 2017.

2017 Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony took place in New York on November 29, 2017, and convened an audience composed of international media and immigration experts, members of New York City’s philanthropic community, representatives from Cercle des médias, and members of our Board of Directors. The two winners each received $3,500.

In conjunction with the presentation of the 2017 Immigration Journalism Awards, Acting Commissioner of the Mayor de Blasio’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Bitta Mostofi, delivered keynote remarks on immigration and migration in New York and elsewhere.

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


2017 Winners