AL JAZEERA ENGLISH TO RECEIVE HIGHEST AWARD FROM COLUMBIA JOURNALISM SCHOOL
The Columbia University School of Journalism is presenting its highest honor–the Columbia Journalism Award–to Al Jazeera English. AJE managing editor Al Anstey will accept the award at the 2011 commencement ceremony, where he will also address the graduating class.
The school’s faculty, which selects the awardees, voted for Al Jazeera English for the overall depth and quality of its peerless coverage of the ongoing protests in the Middle East. “Al Jazeera English has performed a great service in bringing the English-speaking world in-depth coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East.” said Dean Nicholas Lemann. “We salute its determination to get to the heart of a complicated story unfolding in countries where news has historically been difficult to cover.”
Usually the award is presented to an individual. This is only the second time that a show or organization has receieved the honor. In 1993 the award went to PBS’ “MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.”
for more: http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/al-jazeera-english-receiving-award-from-columbia-journalism-school_b64693#more-64693
barely five years old and AJE is making huge waves! also well-deserved:
SHEILA CORONEL TO RECEIVE COLUMBIA'S HIGHEST TEACHING AWARD
Sheila Coronel, one of the Philippines' most respected journalists and currently a New York-based professor of journalism, will be awarded one of Columbia University's highest honors, the Presidential Teaching Award, at the university's commencement ceremony in May.
A co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) and its long-time executive director, Coronel has been the first and only director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University since 2006.
Columbia has long been considered the gold standard in journalism education. University-wide, only five Columbia faculty are given Presidential Teaching Awards every year.
for more: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/219211/pinoy-abroad/sheila-coronel-to-receive-columbias-highest-teaching-award
what can i say? AJE and sheila coronel are simply awesome! and so is columbia journalism school. kudos!