The award, sponsored by the Casey Feldman Foundation and by the Journalism department at the College of Media, Communication and Information, honors Casey Feldman, a senior journalism student at Fordham University who was killed in 2009 by a distracted driver. Casey’s parents, Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson, created the foundation to provide scholarships for students and to support work that will help put an end to distracted driving.
The Casey Feldman Award for Transportation Safety Reporting is for work produced by a reporter or reporting team in print and/or online platforms in the United States between Nov. 1, 2021, and Oct. 31, 2022. Entries should take the form of a story or series about one topic and/or event related to transportation safety.
The first-place prize is $2,000, and two honorable mentions, which will receive $500 each, also will be awarded.
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