Liberty Media Corporation ("Liberty") (Nasdaq: LCAPA, LCAPB, LINTA, LINTB, LSTZA, LSTZB) is now accepting submissions for the annual "Media for Liberty Award." This award recognizes media contributions that explore the link between economic and political liberty. Eligible works must be originally published or broadcast via print or electronic media during the 2011 calendar year, and received by Liberty Media no later than January 9, 2012. There is a $50,000 prize for the winning entry. The Media for Liberty Award is open to journalists worldwide whose original works bring new insights on societal issues, news events, economies, political structures and cultures that illustrate their prosperity or struggle in their pursuit of a free market environment and civil liberties uninfluenced by government agenda. Sample topics and issues might include (but are not limited to):
- Government involvement in private enterprise (TARP, health and financial reform)
- Dependency on foreign oil
- Access to healthcare (universal care, rationing, Medicare)
- Sovereign debt
- Basic goods (food, housing, healthcare) becoming prohibitively expensive for the middle class consumer
- Ultimate cost of globalization from a societal, cultural, economic perspective
- True cost of ethanol and its impact on food and fuel
- Fair trade
- Global tax and regulatory changes
- Length: Print entries may not exceed 20,000 words. Electronic entries may not exceed 120 minutes.
- Language: All entries must be in English, or submitted with an English translation or with English subtitles.
- Examples: Eligible entries may include news reporting, feature coverage, investigative reporting, articles, essays, editorials, commentaries, documentaries and educational works.
- Programs produced and intended for general theatrical motion picture release are not eligible.
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