The Brodsky Prize was established seven years ago by the late Jeffrey Brodsky and his father, Howard, to encourage innovation by student journalists. The $5,000 Prize is open to all high school students attending public, charter, or parochial schools in New Hampshire.

Judging criteria include a student’s journalistic initiative and enterprise, as well as what Jeffrey Brodsky called “a contrarian nature and out-of-the-box thinking.”  

The deadline for applications is Saturday, April 20, 2024, at midnight.

Jeffrey Brodsky said of student journalism, “Working on the school newspaper was the most formative and meaningful high school experience for me — more than any classroom. It’s more important than ever for young journalists to push boundaries and to challenge authority, and they can start by using the power of their school paper just like the press in the professional world.” 

The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, helps oversee the award program and provides one of the judges, Executive Director Laura Simoes. Longtime judges are Howard Brodsky, Jeffrey’s father, and Co-founder & Chairman of CCA Global Partners; Misbah Tahir, former Little Green co-editor, now a biotechnology finance executive; former NH Union Leader and Sunday News president and publisher Joseph McQuaid, and Leah Todd Lin, VP of Audience Strategy for NH Public Radio.


Please respond to the following questions in essay format (up to 1000 words each).

  • How will new media technologies change the future of news and information? What role have you played or could you play in that change?

  • Solutions Journalism means rigorous reporting of responses to problems. How could you apply a Solutions Journalism approach to covering news in your community? (Learn more at

Please tell us how you would use The Brodsky Prize award to further your journalistic studies or efforts (up to 200 words).

Please submit three examples of your student journalism work, with at least two examples having been published in a school-run publication, having been used as part of your school’s communications, or printed/broadcast by a local news outlet.

More information on The Brodsky Prize, including past winners and the application, is available at