WASHINGTON: The recipients of some of the most prestigious awards in journalism have been announced:
- Jorge Ramos, the longtime anchorman of Univision News, who is also a public policy show host and the author of 11 books, will receive the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
- Frank Deford, the legendary sports journalist whose work is found on NPR, HBO and in Sports Illustrated, will receive the 2012 W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism.
Gregory L. Moore, the editor of the Denver Post, will receive the Benjamin C. Bradlee Award as Editor of the Year for leading his paper’s coverage of the Aurora theatre shooting spree – which occurred at midnight after the paper had gone to bed and relied almost exclusively on social media to inform the community of the horrific events that evening.
- Bloomberg News and its reporters William Selway, Esmé E. Deprez and Alison Vekshin will receive the Feddie, given for work showing the impact of Washington rules and regulations outside the Beltway, specifically how current and projected spending cuts impacted Americans.
- Washington Post reporters David S. Fallis, Scott Higham, Kimberly Kindy and Dan Keating will receive the Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress in the print category for a series called “Capitol Assets,” which detailed legislation which benefitted family or friends of the elected representatives who voted in favor of it.
- CNN producer Deirdre K. Walsh and correspondent Dana Bash will receive the Dirksen Award in the broadcast category for finding a flaw in the STOCK Act, which could allow family members of some lawmakers to profit from otherwise prohibited insider information.
- The Wall Street Journal will receive the Excellence in Online Journalism Award for its coverage of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision. Homicide Watch DC will receive a Special Citation for its passionate online coverage of otherwise uncovered murders in the District of Columbia.
- Robert Ariail of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal will receive the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning for pointed and well-drawn editorial cartoons.
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