Honors And Awards

The Institute and Southern Exposure magazine have won some of the nation’s most prestigious honors, including the National Magazine Award and two George Polk Awards.

The following is a complete list of awards the Institute and SE have won for investigative journalism, in-depth reporting, and pioneering research:

  • Alternative Press Award – Regional Reporting, 1989
  • Alternative Press Award – Finalist, General Excellence, 1989
  • Alternative Press Award – Finalist, Investigative Reporting, 1995 and 1996
  • Defenders of Justice Award – Policy Research and Advocacy, 2003
  • Eugene V. Debs Foundation – Bryan and Spann Memorial Prize, 1986
  • George Polk Award – Magazine Reporting, 2003
  • George Polk Award – Regional Reporting, 1979
  • Harry Chapin Media Award – Judge’s Award, 2003
  • Independent Press Award – Finalist, Regional/Local Coverage, 2003
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors Award – Public Interest Reporting, 1991
  • John Hancock Award – Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism, 1994
  • National Magazine Award – Public Interest Reporting, 1990
  • National Magazine Award – Finalist, Public Interest Reporting, 1994
  • National Press Club – Honorable Mention, Consumer Award, 2004
  • Project Censored Award – Covering Underreported Stories, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1998
  • Sidney Hillman Foundation Award – Courageous Reporting on Racial Injustice, 1991, 1993
  • Society of Professional Journalists – 2nd Place, Green Eyeshade Award, 2003
  • White House Correspondents’ Association – Honorable Mention, Edgar A. Poe Award, 2003

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