Google has teamed up with the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at the
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya to launch an inaugural award for journalists
and publications engaged in online journalism.
The DIGIT award, an NIS
15,000 prize, will be awarded during the third annual DIGIT conference, the only
press conference dealing exclusively with online media in March 2014 at the IDC.
The conference will focus on the major issues that concern the digital media in
Israel and abroad and will include media master classes by senior industry
executives such as journalists, editors, designers and programmers, panel
discussions and lectures.
“The new award is designed for journalists in
Israel working in digital media and who are able to incorporate significant
journalistic activities and influence while taking full advantage of the
professional tools provided by the digital platform. The award is an
important and significant step in strengthening the digital press in Israel and
we thank Google for their cooperation in this important endeavor,” said Roy
Katz, founder and producer of the DIGIT conference and VP of Content at Radio
Tel Aviv 102FM.
Journalists and media organizations who consider
themselves candidates for the award are requested to complete and submit
nomination forms through the website of the conference
Nominations for the award will begin January 1 and
last until February 15; after which an award committee will convene to decide on
“We, at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications, are pleased to
continue to be the home of the DIGIT conference. The press continues to undergo
rapid and sweeping changes that require our engagement. The School of
Communications emphasizes the study and research of the processes occurring in
the world of digital media and examines future implications to the numerous
areas of our lives,” said Dr. Noam Lemelshtrich Latar, dean of the Sammy Ofer
School of Communications.
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