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George Polk Awards in Journalism
Awarded for To honor excellence in print and broadcast journalism
Presented by Long Island University
Country United States
First awarded 1949
Official website http://www.liu.edu/polk/

The George Polk Awards in Journalism are American journalism awards given every year by Long Island University in the U.S. state of New York. A writer for a PBS group blog named the awards as "one of only a couple of journalism prizes that means anything".

In 1949, Long Island University started the awards in memory of CBS journalist George Polk. Polk was murdered in 1948 while reporting on the Greek Civil War. In 2009, former New York Times editor John Darnton was named curator of the George Polk Awards.

List of award recipients

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