Environmental Media Organisation of the Year

Criteria

Description Eligibility* Submissions^
Rewards and recognises media organisations for a consistently high performance in covering environmental issues in Asia. Open to
accredited media/news organisation from any Asian country.
1. Ten pieces written during the eligible time period. If a media organisation owns more than one publication, articles from mulitple publications may be submitted.
2. Print and Broadcast pieces are allowed. Broadcast pieces must be accompanied by a full transcript in plain text format.
Supporting documentation/write-up to outline organisations’ outreach strategies, including marketing activities and use of social media
3. Supporting documentation/write-up to outline organisations’ outreach strategies, including marketing activities and use of social media
4. Up to three other supporting documents to demonstrate organisations’ other environmental initiatives

* All applicants must be citizens of an Asian country, or must have been residing in an Asian country for at least one year prior to 31 December 2017

^ All submissions should have been published between 1 July 2016 and 31 December 2017.

Judging Assessment

Description
BALANCED AND FAIR PERSPECTIVE
Even as the organisations’ works convey a passionate argument for environmental conservation, does they demonstrate an effort to include perspectives from all parties involved in the issue at hand?
Does the work published by the organisation demonstrate a consistent commitment to presenting all sides of the issue at hand before reaching a particular conclusion?
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP IN THE ORGANISATION’S CORPORATE PRACTICES
Does the media organisation champion the organisational values embodied in its article, in other avenues of its operation?
For example, does the organisation take measures to reduce its carbon footprint, contribute to an environmental charity, or do advocacy for environmental issues through its other programming?
POTENTIAL OF THE MEDIA ORGANISATION'S BODY OF WORK TO MOBILISE REAL, MEANINGFUL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATION
Did the publication of the article have a positive influence on the environmental situation?
In the case of reporting on environmentally unsustainable practices, did the article mobilise community or corporate action to correct these practices?
In the case of an article highlighting an emerging social, political or technological development that promotes sustainability, did the article directly influence an increase in public uptake or knowledge about the trend?
TRACK RECORD FOR DELIVERING BREAKING NEWS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ACCURATELY AND PROMPTLY TO AUDIENCES.
Does the organisation have an established track record of paying close attention to developing environmental issues (e.g. environmental legislation and global negotiations, natural disasters, environmental controversies), and bringing timely and relevant coverage to readers and viewers?
ACCESSIBILITY AND OUTREACH
Has the organisation shown drive and ingenuity to expanding its outreach to a wider audience?
Does it use non-traditional media avenues to bring the news to the general public?