Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman, delivered the keynote address at the 29th Annual Awards Dinner on March 7th, 2012. He spoke of his vision for a wireless future and information.
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.
The National Press Foundation is awarding two Special Citations for high quality journalistic efforts that fell outside the boundaries of its standard award categories.
NPR.org, a division of NPR, has been awarded the 2010 Excellence in Online Journalism Award for “deep and rich content,” the National Press Foundation has announced.
“The richness and diversity of all online offerings this year was deeply impressive,” said NPF president Bob Meyers. “NPR.org was the consensus choice of the judges because of its deep, rich content and the impressive work in mobile applications they’ve developed.”
Receiving Honorable Mentions in the judging were the Associated Press, KPBS (San Diego) and The Wall Street Journal.
The judges were Sandy Johnson, Center for Public Integrity; Len Apcar, The New York Times; Jim Brady, former executive editor of Washingtonpost.com; Jacqueline Thomas, formerly with the Indianapolis Star; Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; and Bob Meyers.
Albert Hunt of Bloomberg News,the veteran print and broadcast journalist, will receive the coveted NPF Chairman’s Citation next March.
“Few journalists have had more impact in shaping the practice of journalism in Washington than Al Hunt has had,” said NPF board chairman Gerald F. Seib, executive Washington editor for The Wall Street Journal. “First in covering Congress, then as a nationally respected political correspondent, then as a television presence, then as an editor and manager, he has demonstrated that it’s possible—in fact, essential—to bring fairness, accuracy, balance, toughness and analytical insights into the coverage of our nation’s elected and appointed leaders. More than that, newsrooms across Washington are populated with journalists who learned these lessons from Al Hunt, and have gone on to spread his influence across the nation’s capital.”
Hunt is the executive Washington editor for Bloomberg News, a subsidiary of Bloomberg LP. He is the host for Political Capital on Bloomberg Television.
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