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August 14, 2017

Journalists: Send us your bone and joint health stories

Entries now accepted for the 2018 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence Awards

ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 14, 2017)—Entry to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards is now open. These awards recognize excellence in accurate reporting on musculoskeletal health issues, innovative treatments, preventative care and stories of recovery. The Academy invites all journalists to submit their stories by Monday, October 9, 2017. Members of the public also may nominate a story for a MORE Award.
Eligible entries must have been published or broadcast between October 1, 2016 and October 1, 2017.  The submission process is simple and free. Email a link to the story to
Stories can feature any bone and joint health-related topic, including orthopaedic conditions, clinical research, musculoskeletal health trends, and policy, as it relates to musculoskeletal health.

MORE Awards will be given to stories written or produced for a consumer audience in the following categories:
  • National & Local Print Journalism: newspapers, magazines.
  • National & Local Broadcast Journalism: television, radio.
  • Web-specific Journalism: stories created exclusively for an online audience.
  • Advocacy and Health Policy Journalism: newspapers, magazines, Internet, television, radio.
The MORE Awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. at the Academy’s 2018 National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference.
The 2017 MORE Award winners were a diverse group of health and medical writers, producers and
freelance reporters working for print, broadcast and online outlets, including but not limited to:
  • ABC’s Good Morning America
  • CNN International
  • Kansas City Star
  • New York Times
  • Sports Illustrated
View the complete list of 2017 Winners.


About the AAOS
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
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Visit AAOS at: for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests. for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery. for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.

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