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Announcing the Peter F. Collier Award for Ethics in Journalism

Published: Monday June 24, 2024

Gainesville, FL – [June 24, 2024] – Nathan S. Collier is proud to announce the establishment of the Peter F. Collier Award for Ethics in Journalism. This new annual award, made possible by a generous donation from Mr. Collier, recognizes exemplary ethical standards in journalism and will be administered by New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s Ethics & Journalism Initiative.

Named in honor of Peter F. Collier, Mr. Collier’s great-granduncle, the award celebrates student, local, and national journalists who navigate ethical dilemmas in their reporting. It aims to reinforce the importance of ethical journalism in today’s media landscape. The award offers significant prizes, with up to $15,000 available, underscoring the critical role of ethics in journalism.

Nathan S. Collier sponsors the award in memory of, Peter F. Collier, who founded the influential Collier’s Weekly magazine in 1888. A long-time supporter of accountability journalism, Mr. Collier stated, “Trust is the foundation of good journalism, built on strong, ethical standards. The goal of the Peter F. Collier Award for Ethics in Journalism is to uphold these standards and create a better world for all.”

The award submission portal will open this fall. For updates about the application process, join the Ethics & Journalism Initiative mailing list. For more information, visit the Award FAQs page or contact program manager Ryan Howzell at

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