Television and Audio Journalism Award

The NIHCM Foundation Television and Audio Journalism Award recognizes excellence in television and audio reporting on health care issues and policy.

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17th Annual Television and Audio Journalism Award Process

(formerly Television and Radio Journalism Award)


A $20,000 prize will be presented to the winner.

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Award FAQ


  • Entries must originally have aired during calendar year 2023.
  • Entry can be either an individual story or a series
  • Stories must be advertised and disseminated as an official series in order to be submitted as one entry
  • Entries will be accepted from staff employees of national or local news organizations, nationally-distributed cable programs, online streaming platforms or from freelance journalists who have produced reports disseminated by same
  • Online stories will be accepted if produced for and disseminated originally on the web in affiliation with a television or radio news organization, or through an online streaming platform
  • No single submission can be longer than 3 hours. If your entry is longer than 3 hours, please select 3 hours to submit


  • Deadline: January 31, 2024.
  • Entry is free
  • Limit three entries per entrant
  • Applicants must submit a URL link to their piece or series. Please contact Tiara Bidjou at tbidjou[at] if you are unable submit or have any questions.

Selection Criteria

  • New insights and fresh perspectives generated by the reporting
  • Influential journalism that sparks health policy change and/or builds public awareness
  • Quality of storytelling


Callie Crossley

Television Commentator, GBH; Radio Commentator, NPR; former Health and Medicine Producer, 20/20, ABC News

Susan Dentzer

President and Chief Executive Officer, America's Physician Groups, former Health Correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS

Gisele Grayson

Senior Editor, NPR

Stone Phillips; formerly Dateline NBC Anchor

Alice Irene Pifer

Co-Producer, Beyond Hoarding Documentary; Co-Editor, The Authentic Voice: The Best Reporting on Race and Ethnicity; former Producer, ABC News

Julie Rovner

Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Chief Washington Correspondent, KFF Health News

Susan Wagner

formerly NBC News