This event will feature two longtime friends of the National Press Foundation, Austin Kiplinger and Don Larrabbe.
From the Writer’s Center:
On Saturday, December 17th, The Writer’s Center is proud to honor Austin H. Kiplinger with a Life-time Achievement in Journalism Award.
Mr. Kiplinger, a distinguished author and publisher, will discuss his perspectives gained from more than five decades as a reporter, broadcast commentator, and editor focusing primarily on business and political affairs, as well as his active involvement in civic and cultural affairs. Much of which he details in his latest novel, Letter From Washington. The program will be moderated by the accomplished and respected journalist, Don Larrabee, past president of the National Press Club.
WASHINGTON: Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, has been selected to receive the 2011 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for distinguished accomplishments over many years.
David Newhouse, editor of the Harrisburg Patriot-News, will receive the Benjamin C. Bradlee Award as Editor of the Year for breaking and continuing to cover the Penn State University sex abuse scandal.
Gary Fields and John R. Emshwiller of the Wall Street Journal will receive the Feddie, given for work showing the impact of Washington rules and regulations outside the Beltway. In a series called, “Federal Offenses,” they showed how little-known laws can snare the unwary – such as the father and son who were arrested and fined for trying to find (but not finding) arrowheads on federal land.
NPF is co-sponsoring this month a discussion with journalist Amy Alexander at DC’s Busboys and Poets, 14th and V streets. After a career writing for such papers as The Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Village Voice and Washington Post, Alexander’s fourth book is “Uncovering Race: A Black Journalist’s Story of Reporting and Reinvention.” Her analysis of mainstream media coverage of a browner, younger nation is sure to spark a great discussion. The A.C.T.O.R series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as an opportunity for people to speak openly and honestly about issues of race. This event is free and open to all.
Patrick Terpstra is the kind of journalist who has never been anything else. At age six, he started a neighborhood newspaper. Print soon gave way to video, as he watched historic moments like the Challenger explosion and Bush 41’s inauguration. Terpstra graduated from the University of Missouri in 2003 with a bachelor’s in journalism, then moved to Florida to cover NASA for Central Florida News 13. From there he went to Norfolk, Virginia, for four and a half years, then back to the D.C. area, where he was born, and has covered everything from “thugs and drugs, crime and slime,” to the earthquake in Haiti.
Terpstra was recently selected as an NPF Paul Miller fellow and has just started as a senior producer with Cox Media Group in its Washington bureau.
An announcement from our friends at the Society of Environment Journalists regarding their upcoming conference in Miami.
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