The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund exists to keep the world aware of the debt we owe to brave journalists who bring us news from dangerous places. Our annual Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism uniquely honor the work of freelance journalists and of local reporters in developing countries or nations in transition who often otherwise receive little recognition.
- Call for entries to the 2019 Kurt Schork Awards
in International Journalism
Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 2019
awards in international journalism. The awards recognise excellence in
courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and
other related issues..... Read more
The program is named after an American freelance journalist who died in a military ambush in Sierra Leone on May 24, 2000, while on assignment for international news agency Reuters. Read more ...
Each year, at a prestigious ceremony in London, we give cash prizes to two journalists and a news fixer who produce the kind of reporting for which Kurt had earned widespread admiration. Read more ...
The awards were launched in 2001, after Kurt’s family, friends and colleagues set up the Fund with help from Reuters. We welcome donations to reinforce our work so that we can continue supporting these courageous but often unlauded news providers for years to come. Read more ...