The Alaska Press Club has extended its nomination deadline for the Public Service Award and First Amendment Award. The deadline is now Friday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. AKDT.
Howard Rock/Tom Snapp First Amendment Award
The Alaska Press Club presents its annual Howard Rock/Tom Snapp First Amendment Award to spotlight an individual, group or organization in Alaska that has promoted, defended or preserved one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Howard Rock was an artist and Inupiaq Eskimo from Pt. Hope in Northwest Alaska and founding editor/publisher of Tundra Times, a crusading statewide weekly newspaper that championed Alaska Native land and other rights. Rock ran Tundra Times in Fairbanks from 1962 until his death in 1976, starting the paper with Fairbanks journalist Tom Snapp, who trained Rock in journalism.
With this award, the Alaska Press Club honors the outstanding performance of an individual, group, project and/or organization for contributions to the cause of First Amendment values, either in the previous year alone or over many years.
Click here for entry requirements, more information and a list of past winners
Public Service Award
Recipients of the Alaska Press Club Public Service Award marshal resources above and beyond what is expected. The mere existence of a publication or a program is not sufficient grounds for nomination.
Anyone may nominate a journalist or newsroom for their service to the public. Individuals may nominate themselves or their newsrooms.