Honoring the best in American journalism

The Scripps Howard Awards are one of the nation’s most prestigious American journalism competitions, offering $170,000 in prize money in 16 categories.

With a focus on high-impact reporting, the awards recognize journalism that spurs action, news organizations that go the extra mile to expose previously undisclosed or misunderstood information and journalists who embrace new tools, channels, technologies and approaches to provide more immersive experiences for their audiences.

The Scripps Howard Awards honor work from television stations, networks, radio and podcasts, visual media, online media outlets, independent producers, newspapers and print publications.

Past winners of the Scripps Howard Awards have represented some of the most important journalism of recent times. In 2018, The New York Times took home the Impact Award after winning the Investigative Reporting category for its series that uncovered stories of sexual assault across the country. The series led to cascading workplace investigations, criminal inquiries and inspired the #MeToo movement. Other past winners included Vice News, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, The Washington Post and The Kansas City Star.

Visit the Scripps Howard Awards competition site here

Watch the 67th Scripps Howard Awards

The 67th Annual Scripps Howard Awards honored the best in American journalism from 2019 with a special livestream show on April 16.


Missed the show? Watch it now on YouTube and Facebook, and catch it on Newsy April 26 and on Scripps stations throughout the summer.


Interactive Program
View the 2019 winning work and watch special interviews with the journalists who dedicated themselves to bringing these stories to light.