Journalism Contest

There are many reasons why public notices belong in newspapers and on their websites, and not on obscure government websites. Among those reasons is the fact that newspapers have reporters who can follow up on the newsworthy notices published in their papers. By reporting on notices, newspapers ensure that matters that are important to their communities — like public meetings, environmental emergencies, government seizure and disposal of private property — receive the attention they deserve.

PNRC’s Public Notice Journalism Contest, which began in 2014, highlights the best newspaper reporting based on public notices, and celebrates the reporters and editors who bring these important stories to life.