AP Freedom of Information Award

The Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas is now accepting entries for the AP Freedom of Information Award, which recognizes the best use of public records to shed light on an important community matter and to affect public policy change.

AP will present one first- and second-place award in this category. All TV and radio stations that are AP members are eligble.

An entry in this category should be a report, or collection of not more than five reports, produced by an individual or a team, that uses public records to shed light on an important community matter and to effect public policy change. 

  • A station may submit only one entry.
  • Quality of reporting and writing will be considered along with the outcome or result of the reporting efforts.
  • Entry may include supporting materials (explanatory note, follow-up stories) that demonstrate the results of the published or broadcast work. 
  • Entries must have been broadcast online or on air between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. 
  • Entry limited to 30 minutes. 

The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 21. Winners will be announced in the fall.