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Lewis wins Mizzou award

Posted: June 25, 2013 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Since 1930, the Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to individuals chosen by the faculty who have exhibited superior achievements in their respective fields of communications. The awarded is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious journalism honors. Past winners have included Tom Brokaw, Gloria Steinem, Winston Churchill and Deborah Howell, as well as many other noteworthy individuals. The award is not limited to any particular form of journalism nor is there a set number of awards given each year. All who contribute to the field are considered.

Executive Editor Charles Lewis has been named one of eight recipients of the 2013 awards. Lewis, who has written five books, is the founder of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a tenured faculty member of the AU School of Communication. He also founded the Center for Public Integrity (including its International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and several other nonprofit organizations.

He left a successful career as an investigative producer for ABC News and the CBS News program "60 Minutes" and began the Center from his home. Under his leadership, the nonpartisan Center published roughly 300 investigative reports, including 14 books, from 1989 through 2004, and was honored more than 30 times by national journalism organizations.

Five other distinguished individuals, a communications firm and a multimedia company were also recognized by the University of Missouri this year: 

  • Michael Golden, New York Times executive and chairman of the board of directors for the International Center for Journalists
  • Carol Guzy, Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer for The Washington Post 
  • Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times
  • Greg Lee, executive sports editor for the South Florida Sun Sentinel 
  • Aye Aye Win, correspondent for The Associated Press-Myanmar
  • FleishmanHillard, a global communications firm
  • Hearst Television, a national multimedia company

You can learn more about these recipents and their accomplishments here.


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