Citi announces rollout of Journalistic Excellence Awards

16 Jan,2015

By A Correspondent


Citi announced the launch of the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award (CJEA), for the first time in India. The program recognizes outstanding business reporting across the globe in the countries Citi operates in, to further support and advance quality journalism. Each country winner is provided the opportunity to attend a rigorous 8-day business and financial seminar in New York City, administered by the prestigious Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


“We believe the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award will encourage young journalists and help them appreciate the finer nuances of financial and business reporting that impact our societies globally. By introducing this well-established international program to India, we remain confident that over the longer term, it will help raise the quality of coverage of global and market-specific economic issues in India,” said Citi India CEO Pramit Jhaveri.


Since CJEA’s inception in 1982, more than 300 talented journalists from over 100 media outlets in close to 40 countries have enhanced their professional development through participation in the study seminar. Journalists in India may enter CJEA by submitting an article of at least 750-words, published within the 2014 calendar year. An independent judging panel, made up of academics and business leaders in the country, will draw up a shortlist of three individuals, who will then be interviewed directly by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Citi India will sponsor the scholarship, which includes travel and incidental costs to attend the study course, while the study course is administered by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


The winner will be announced in March and the study seminar will be held between June 1 and June 10, 2015, in New York City. Selected journalists under the CJEA program will assemble in New York for the opportunity to participate in sessions with leading Columbia University faculty members, engage in discussions with senior academicians and policy makers, and visit key financial institutions and U.S. Government departments.


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  1. John Thomas says:

    Forgive me. The story doesn’t say where to send applications to and by when.