Powerful Speeches Honor Charlie Hebdo, Legacy Of Daniel Pearl (VIDEO)

After a devastating terrorist attack, much of the world voiced their support for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo with three words: “Je Suis Charlie” (I Am Charlie). Just days later, the survivors went to press with a cover that added three more words to the conversation: “Tout Est Pardonné” (All Is Forgiven). Even in their darkest hour, Charlie Hebdo provided a beacon of light for journalists everywhere. Their resilience demonstrated how violence cannot endure, while free speech must. They embodied the courage and integrity that the Daniel Pearl Award…

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An Unending Display of Courage

An Unending Display of Courage The Staff of Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo Accepts the Daniel Pearl Award   BY PATT MORRISON To this very day, and throughout the world—and often in the farther reaches of the world, whether a firefight in Syria or a park in Guatemala—journalists are getting murdered just for being journalists and practicing their craft. But on Jan. 7, 2015, murder happened not one by one, not in places far from the international seats of power, but to nine journalists killed at once, all shot to death,…

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Telling the Story and Being Part of the Fight

Telling the Story and Being Part of the Fight Vice News, the Recipient of the Press Club’s Public Service Award, Does Things Its Own Way, and Gets Results   BY LUCAS SHAW Shane Smith hosts a regular news show, but he has no illusions of being the next Walter Cronkite. Instead, he’s trying to create a new type of newscast, one that forgoes the longstanding tradition of dispassionate, objective reporting and replaces it with a more active style of service journalism. It’s a unique body of work that led the…

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Breaking Ground and Changing Industries

Breaking Ground and Changing Industries Quinn Award Winner Willow Bay’s Incredible Career Has Taken Her to Many Newsrooms, and Now to the Classroom   BY GRETCHEN PARKER MCCARTNEY Willow Bay, the director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, took a few detours before winding up in her chosen career. After a modeling career and an MBA from New York University, she finally got around to doing what she really wanted to do: reporting. Bay got her break on the NBC show “NBA Inside Stuff,” and went on to work…

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An Eye Opening Show

An Eye Opening Show The ‘CBS Morning News’ Team Tries a New Approach and Captures the Press Club’s President’s Award for Impact On Media   BY ALEX BEN BLOCK CBS has been a leader in primetime, news and sports for decades, but it has been frustrated in efforts to compete in the morning against NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Since 1954, CBS has launched 10 breakfast time shows—and scrapped nine of them. The network has finally found the right eye opener with “CBS This Morning.” Since it…

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