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March 2, 2007

Entry Deadline Extended For 2006 Iowa Gallup Award

The deadline for entries for the 2006 Iowa Gallup Award for Excellent Journalism Using Polls has been extended to March 31.

To be eligible for the award, entries must be original stories published, broadcast or posted online between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2006.

This annual award is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication and The Gallup Organization. The School of Journalism is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Iowa Gallup Award recognizes the importance of the news media's use of polls in understanding public opinion and shaping discourse on social and political issues. Journalists' accurate, creative and intelligent analysis of polling data can add depth and dimension to their reporting, as well as enhance the quality of public debate. The Iowa Gallup Award is designed to reward news media stories that feature such analysis and thus promote the best use and presentation of polls and data in journalism and media.

Award-winning stories will be accurate in analyzing and interpreting data, have clarity of presentation, and, considering the importance of the story, have implications for public discourse. Complete details of the judging criteria, including the minimal requirements, and an entry form may be found at the award Web site:

The recipient of the award will be announced in May. The Iowa Gallup Award, including a monetary award of $2,500, will be presented at a ceremony at The Gallup Organization.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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