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CNN’s Gloria Borger Receives the ‘American Gavel Award’

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CNN chief political analyst, Gloria Borger received the American Gavel Award from American Judges Association. The award was presented to Borger on Wednesday by Judge Brian MacKenzie, president of the association.

She won for the 30-minute documentary, The Marriage Warriors, on same sex marriage, exploring the Supreme Court case led by Theodore Olson and David Boies. The piece also included interviews from Rob Reiner, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir.

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Tom Brokaw to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

brokawPresident Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, among them, legendary NBC anchor, Tom Brokaw. Other notable recipients include Ethel KennedyStevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, and Stephen Sondheim. The award, the nation’s highest civilian honor, will be presented at the White House November 24.

“I look forward to presenting these nineteen bold, inspiring Americans with our Nation’s highest civilian honor,” President Obama said. “From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world.”

Here is he full list of this year’s Medal of Freedom recipients:  Read more

U.S. News’ Dave Catanese Named “Best in Show” at Karaoke in the Capital

daveU.S. News & World Report’s senior politics writer Dave Catanese won for “Best in Show” at last night’s Karaoke in the Capital at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Catanese sang Kanye West’s “Clique” and U.S. Newsers Nikki Schwab, Kimberly Leonard, and Lauren Boyer joined onstage as back-up dancers.

The sixth annual event was put on by the American Association of Political Consultants’ Mid-Atlantic Chapter and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation was the night’s beneficiary.

Barbara Starr to Receive Jefferson-Lincoln Award from Panetta Institute

starr.barbaraCNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr will receive a Jefferson-Lincoln Award for her reporting from the Panetta Institute in early November. The ceremony, “An Evening to Honor Lives of Public Service,” will take place November 8 at The Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach.

Also to receive the award: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI).

The institute writes of Starr in its announcement of the awards:

Americans and the rest of the world have had the benefit of Barbara Starr’s exemplary journalism as Pentagon correspondent for CNN. Ms. Starr has been embedded with United States troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. She has also reported directly from Russia, the Persian Gulf, Central America and the Chinese-North Korean border. Her respected journalistic career has been marked by an independence of judgment, depth of investigative reporting, and spoken and written eloquence as she covers our nation’s men and women in uniform.

For more, click here.

The Washington Post Commemorates Ben Bradlee’s Legacy with New Staff Award

The Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan and executive editor Marty Baron today announced the creation of the Ben Bradlee Award to honor “the relentless and courageous pursuit of truth by an individual or team of Washington Post journalists,” as described in the announcement.

The award is named after The Post’s executive editor from 1968-91, a time that included the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died last week of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington.

Ryan and Baron wrote in their announcement on Post PR:

“Over the past week, we have all been reflecting on the life and career of Ben Bradlee. What emerges most clearly in all the recollections – many of them highly colorful – has been the depth of Ben’s integrity and his commitment to discovering the truth.” Read more

James Foley to Receive 2014 Oxi Day Award

James Foley, the American photojournalist beheaded by ISIL in August of this year, will posthumously receive the 2014 Oxi Day Award at the organization’s fourth annual Washington Oxi Day Foundation Gala tonight. Foley was nominated by President Bill Clinton, who is expected to introduce Foley as the award recipient in a video. Oxi Day writes that Foley was selected “for his extraordinary courage in the defense of freedom and democracy.”

In advance of formally receiving the award this evening, Foley’s parents Diane and John Foley, who will accept the award on his behalf, sat down with FOX5′s Steve Chenevey to discuss their son’s career, his legacy, and their fight to bring him home.

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POLITICO’s David Rogers to Receive David Nyhan Prize

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POLITICO CEO Jim VandeHei emailed staff today to announce that the Rosslyn-based news outlet’s senior Congressional reporter David Rogers is the recipient of Harvard Kennedy School’s David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism. Rogers will receive the award Dec. 1 at the Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.

The award is named in memory of David Nyhan, who served as a columnist and reporter for the Boston Globe for 30 years. Nyhan was a graduate of Harvard College and a Shorenstein fellow and died unexpectedly in 2005.

CNN’s Jake Tapper Recipient of ‘Tex’ McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism

photo-2This past weekend at the Medal of Honor convention’s Patriot Award Gala in Knoxville, Tenn., CNN anchor Jake Tapper, author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, received the ”Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism. He accepted the award from Gary Wetzel, a 1968 Medal of Honor recipient.

Gary Sinise, who portrayed Lt. Dan in “Forest Gump,” served as master of ceremony. US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., an Army veteran, was also in attendance and received the Patriot Award.

WaPo, Center for Public Integrity, CFR Named Finalists for 2014 Online Journalism Awards

Screen-Shot-2014-08-26-at-12.38.02-PM-300x137The Online News Association yesterday announced finalists for the 2014 Online Journalism Awards in categories that include data journalism, digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, and technical innovation.

Among the finalists is the Center for Public Integrity in six categories, The Washington Post in three categories including for General Excellence in Online Journalism (Large) against NPR.org, and the Council on Foreign Relations in the Explanatory Reporting (Small) category.

Winners will be announced at the 2014 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Chicago.

For a full list of finalists, click here.

Round 3 Superlative Winners: Pamela Kirkland, Brad & Lauren Dayspring, Maggie Haberman

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Friday marked the end of the 2014 FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives after a long, grueling competition for more than 50 nominees in 10 categories.

PostTV, former XM-er Pamela Kirkland

In the category for Sexiest Radio Voice, former XM-er Pamela Kirkland, now with Washington PostTV, took the win, besting WMAL’s Chris Plante with nearly 50% of the 2,500+ votes in the category. Also nominated: XM’s Julie Mason and NPR’s Ari Shapiro and Robert Siegel.

 

Brad and Lauren Dayspring

In the Cutest Couple category, NRSC’s Brad and CNN’s Lauren Dayspring maintained a lead over competition, winning against Ron, partner, Singer Bonjean Strategies, and Sara Bonjean, president, Rose Strategies, FOX News’ Ed and CNN’s Shirley Henry, and POLITICO power couple Alex Burns and MJ Lee.

 

POLITICO's Maggie Haberman

Nominated for Best Writer, POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman and NYTimes Magazine’s Mark Leibovich held court against WaPo’s Nia-Malika Henderson, Yahoo’s Chris Moody, and NYTimesNeil Irwin. In the end, Haberman took the gold.

And in the category of Most Basic news outlet, POLITICO bested its competition, including Roll Call, The HillThe Washington Times, PBS Newshour, and NPR.

FishbowlDC Round 2 Superlative Winners: Jen Bendery, Dannia Hakki, Gindy

FishbowlDC Round 1 Superlative Winners: Jake Tapper, Ken Vogel, Kevin Cirilli

Congratulations to all involved! May you forever be remembered for your Fishbowl Superlative.

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