The 2024 Community Media Awards
The 29th Annual Community Media Awards will be held in person at the Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2024.
Registration, including an Early Bird sale, is now open while tickets last. Reserve your spot at bit.ly/PNCMAS24.
🚨Nominations for award categories are
now open. The deadline for nominations has been extended until 10 p.m. Friday, Mar. 8, 2024. No exceptions will be made.
Public Narrative's guiding star, Studs Terkel, helped choose the award recipients for years and gracefully led the annual ceremony. Today, the Studs Terkel Award honorees are selected by a committee of past Terkel Award winners.
The winners of this recognition elevate the voices of people in communities. They use their platforms, influence, or access to advance Chicago communities that are under-resourced and under-heard.
This prize recognizes quality journalism that has enlightened and inspired people in Chicago and/or across the country — journalists whose investigative work changed policies or whose engaging, well-researched stories shifted the public narrative around an issue.
People's Choice, Emerging & Established
We are excited to announce that the People's Choice Awards are returning for the second year. This award celebrates media creators of all ages who have reshaped harmful narratives in their communities. The general public can nominate journalists, storytellers, and media makers, and the titles of People's Choice in both the Emerging and Established categories will be awarded to those with the most nominations. Let's continue to elevate and celebrate the transformative power of storytelling in our communities.
Become a Community Media Award Sponsor or Media Partner
Public Narrative is grateful for all our past sponsors and media partners who have supported the Community Media Awards. If you are interested in supporting Public Narrative's signature event. Reach out to us using the email address below for more information.
Questions, general or otherwise?
Please email the Public Narrative team at firstname.lastname@example.org.