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5·18 Press Awards

The May 18 Press Awards

The May 18 Press Awards aims to commemorate the efforts of journalists who covered the truth of the May 18 democratic uprising press under the control of the media by the military authorities and retain the spirit of the press. These awards are co-hosted by the May 18 Memorial Foundation and Gwangju Jeonnam Press Association.

Overview

  • Project Name : The May 18 Press Awards
  • Direction and Goals
    • To increase awareness of the May 18 Democratic Movement
    • To appreciate journalists who covered the truth of the May 18 Democratic Movement and encourage early career journalists who did an outstanding work in media related to the May 18
    • To resist against the historical distortion of the May 18 Democratic Movement
    • To remember that many journalists at the time tried to report the truth in 1980 and inherit the spirit that laid the foundation for democratic development with a mission and passion.

The Categories of the Awards

  • New coverage : newspaper, broadcasting, press Agency, online media, and report of data collection
  • Photo Journalism, video journalism, documentary
  • New media : card news, user created contents
  • Achievement Award
  • Awardees are given the opportunity to accompany and cover the Foundation’s international event.

Project Performance and Records in Detail

Year Awardees
2021 - News coverage : ohmynews, JTBC
- Documentary : KBS Gwangju
- New Media : Gwangju MBC
- Achievement Award : Paul Schneis
2020 - News coverage : Hankyoreh, NEWSTAPA
- Documentary : MBC
- New Media : Gwangju CBS
- Achievement Award : Myoung-gwan Ji
2019 - News coverage : JTBC, KBS Gwangju, Kyunghyang Shinmun
- New Media : KBC, Dong-gyu Kim
- Achievement Award : cowriters of <Beyond the Death Beyond Darkness of era>
2018 - News coverage : Hankyoreh, SBS
- Photo Journalism : Gwangju Daily
- New Media : G Pictures
- Achievement Award : Gyungtaek Na
※ Invited three awardees to international events in two countries
2017 - News coverage : MBC Gwangju Branch, Newsis, SBS
- New Media : Chonnam National University Hospital
- Achievement Award : Changseong Lee
※ Invited one awardee to international event in one country
2016 - News coverage : Hankyoreh, MBC Gwangju Branch
- Achievement Award : Gwangdong Cho
※ Invited one awardee to international event in one country
2015 - News coverage : Gwangju Daily, Jeonnam Daily
- Achevement Award : Yeongtaek Kim (the deceased)
2014 - News coverage : MBC Gwangju Branch, Gwangju Maeil Newspaper

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