ABOUT THE NEW “NON-LOCAL” CATEGORY:
Under this category, entries from the Star-Ledger and Record and Gannett dailies will compete against the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Jewish News, NJBIZ, New Jersey Newsroom and NJ Politicker, and the like. Our thinking is that the traditional dividing line between print dailies and their digital counterparts now has almost no meaning, and as time moves on and electronic devices become more and more the primary way of receiving news, that old distinction will fade away completely. A few years ago, we eliminated the distinction between print weekly newspapers and locally oriented websites, and this has worked out well.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW WHICH CATEGORY YOU FALL INTO?
Your category will be determined by your publication, and not the focus of your story. That means if the outlet that published your intended entry covers the entire state, a large region of the state, or goes beyond the state, your entry will be considered under a NON-LOCAL category.
WE ALSO INTEND TO INTRODUCE SOME NEW AWARDS: