A Partner in Changing the Media Landscape

A Partner in Changing the Media Landscape Bloomberg News’ Editor-In-Chief Matthew Winkler Shares The Press Club’s President’s Award   BY PATT MORRISON Unlike his partner in the founding of Bloomberg News, Matthew Winkler is a native New Yorker, but he spent his college years and his early journalism career in Ohio. Last year, Winkler accompanied one of his three children Lydia, his fellow Kenyon College graduate back to his professional journalism alma mater, Ohio’s Mount Vernon News. Here is his own job description, and how he got bitten by the…

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One Career Just Isn’t Enough

One Career Just Isn’t Enough New York mayor and Bloomberg News founder Michael Bloomberg receives the press club’s president’s award.   BY PATT MORRISON There isn’t a Mr. Associated Press, nor is there a Mr. UPI. But there is a Mr. Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, and the news service that bears his name is only one of the incarnations of a life that has rounded the bases of success in virtually every field that matters in the big stadium of American life. Bloomberg and Matthew Winkler, the editor in chief of…

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Leading by Example and Making the World a Better Place Too

Leading by Example and Making the World a Better Place Too Journalist and Former California First Lady Maria Shriver receives the Los Angeles Press Club’s Public Service Award   BY ALEX BEN BLOCK Although Maria Shriver already had a distinguished career in journalism, her life changed in 2003 when she woke up to find herself First Lady of California. Determined not to let her role be simply symbolic, she created pioneering programs and initiatives to help the working poor, military families and the disabled, and to champion women. She inherited…

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Giving a Voice to Those Who Have None

Giving a Voice to Those Who Have None Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ann Curry Has Made a Career Out of Being Fair and Giving the World a Chance to Care   BY TED JOHNSON PHOTOS COURTESY OF NBC NEWS Ann Curry’s recent NBC News project, the digital documentary “Twitter Diplomacy,” was notable not only for the way it explored social media’s role in easing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, but in the behind-the-scenes access she and her team were granted on both sides of the negotiations. Curry, the recipient…

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