The Nine Winners Include Investigative Reporters, Advertising and Magazine Executives, Visual Journalists and Media Executives
Columbia, Mo. (July 11, 2012) — The 2012 winners of the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism were announced today by the Missouri School of Journalism.
The award, considered one of journalism’s most prestigious, honors career-long outstanding service to journalism. Among the distinguished journalists, advertising and public relations practitioners, business leaders, institutions and media organizations that have received the medal are Tom Brokaw, Christiane Amanpour, Sir Winston Churchill, Gloria Steinem, Deborah Howell and Gordon Parks.
The awards will be given during an evening banquet on Monday, Oct. 15, on the campus of the University of Missouri. Those to be honored are:
- Umar Cheema: investigative reporter for the Pakistani newspaper The News.
- Jodi Cobb: international photographer and author.
- Mona Eltahawy: columnist and international speaker on Arab and Muslim issues.
- John Ferrugia: investigative journalist and news anchor at KMGH-TV in Denver.
- Jeff Leen: assistant managing editor in charge of The Washington Post‘s Investigative Unit.
- Adam Moss: editor-in-chief of New York magazine.
- The New York Times Graphics Department: a group of visual journalists who explain, illustrate and conceptualize the news.
- Fred Papert: international advertising executive and New York City community developer.
- Ken Paulson: president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and in Washington, D.C.