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AWARD

Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade

In partnership with the National Press Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade encourages exemplary journalism that advances the understanding of international trade. The award carries a $10,000 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C. to accept the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner.


Applications are now closed

The window to submit entries for the inaugural Hinrich Foundation award will open in August 2020.

Hinrich Foundation Award For Media Launch Event

About the award

The award is open to any professional journalist whose work exemplifies the highest standards of journalism. This includes print, broadcast and digital journalists. 

The winner will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., to accept the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner in 2021. The dinner draws 1,000 journalists, media, communications managers, corporate executives and policymakers.

Hinrich Foundation Npf Trade Award Winners
The 2019 winners of the Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade are Joe McDonald, Paul Wiseman and Anne D’Innocenzio from the Associated Press

2019 awardees

The 2019 Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade was won by a team of Associated Press reporters that included Joe McDonald, Paul Wiseman, and Anne D’Innocenzio. Judges commended the AP’s big-picture historical look at America’s trade history and the factors driving the trade disputes, and the reporters’ ability to cut through the political rhetoric and effectively explain the realities of trade on a granular level. 

Watch the Associated Press' acceptance speech for winning the Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade. 

Hinrich Foundation Award For Media Merle Hinrich

How to apply

The award aims to honor journalists who have made exceptional contributions to informing and stimulating discussion about the future of global trade. Open to any professional journalist whose work exemplifies the highest standards of journalism and is published by a trustworthy news organization. Print, broadcast and digital journalists are welcome to apply.

The window to submit entries for the inaugural Hinrich Foundation award will open in August 2020.