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The Scripps Howard Awards, presented by the Scripps Howard Fund and The E.W. Scripps Company, are one of the nation’s most prestigious American journalism competitions, offering $170,000 in prize money in 15 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.

The Scripps Howard Fund recognizes the Administrator and Teacher of the Year as part of the Scripps Howard Awards. Read about the the educators who are helping to inspire the next generation of journalists and communication professionals here.

A panel of veteran journalists and media leaders selected last year’s finalists and winners from 780 entries across 14 categories.

Read the press release announcing the winners of the 70th Scripps Howard Awards.

Watch: 70th Scripps Howard Awards

Presenters announced the winning news organizations and journalists on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, during a special program airing on Scripps News, the national news network owned by The E.W. Scripps Company.

Award Finalists

Excellence in National/International Video Storytelling
Excellence in Visual Human-Interest Storytelling
Excellence in Narrative Human-Interest Storytelling
Excellence in Audio Storytelling, honoring Jack R. Howard
Excellence in Business/Financial Reporting
Excellence in Coverage of Breaking News
Excellence in Environmental Reporting
Excellence in Innovation
Excellence in Local/Regional Investigative Reporting
Excellence in Local Video Storytelling
Excellence in Multimedia Journalism
Excellence in National/International Investigative Reporting
Excellence in Opinion Writing
Distinguished Service to the First Amendment


A special thank you to our sponsors and media partners. Sponsors for the Scripps Howard Awards help fund internships provided by the Scripps Howard Fund. The programs give journalists hands-on opportunities to learn from the best in the industry. Learn more about the Fund’s internships here. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].