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Tom Brokaw Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tom BrokawFormer NBC Nightly News veteran Tom Brokaw has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award is America’s highest civilian honor.

According to the White House, the Medal of Freedom is given to those that have made “meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

The White House heaped praise on Brokaw, declaring that he is one of America’s “most trusted and respected journalists.”

Brokaw and 18 others will receive their medals in a ceremony on November 24.

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AP Names Gramling Award Winners

AP logo GThe Associated Press has named its 2014 Oliver Gramling Award winners. The awards are highest honor for AP staffers.

“The winners constitute an extraordinary lineup of talented staff committed to the values of excellence, courage, action and passion that make AP such a special news organization,” said the AP’s president and CEO Gary Pruitt, in a statement.

$10,000 Gramling Journalism Award

Dalton Bennett, video journalist, United Arab Emirates
Muhammed Muheisen, chief photographer, Pakistan

$10,000 Gramling Achievement Award

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Daily Front Row Hosts 2nd Annual Fashion Media Awards

On Friday night, the Daily Front Row honored the fashion industry with the second annual Fashion Media Awards. The first event to be held in the new Park Hyatt Onyx Room, there was a lively red carpet and cocktail hour, followed by the awards ceremony, which were sweet, but also short, thanks to everyone’s desire in the room to move onto the next NYFW party.

Model Gigi Hadid and Yahoo Style editor-in-chief Joe Zee hosted the event. Presenters included Claire Danes, Laverne Cox, Kendall Jenner, Andre Leon Talley, among others. W magazine’s Stefano Tonchi took home the award for Fashion Magazine of the Year; Elle’s Kevin O’Malley for Publisher of the Year; Corine Roitfeld of CR Fashion Book and Harper’s Bazaar for Fashion Creative and Vanity Fair‘s Graydon Carter won for Best September Issue.

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The 2014 Online Journalism Award Finalists

The Online News Association has announced the 2014 finalists for its Online Journalism Awards. The awards honor a variety of categories, including investigative journalism, data journalism, visual digital storytelling, general excellence, public service and more.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Chicago. Congrats to everyone. Below are just a few of the nominees. Click through for the entire list.

FEATURE, LARGE

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE JOURNALISM, MEDIUM

Mike Pride Named Pulitzer Administrator

candidates_sigs_gatsasMike Pride, the former editor of New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor, has been named the Pulitzer Prizes’ new administrator. Pride joined the Pulitzer board in 1999 and served as its co-chair in 2008, his final year on the board.

During Pride’s tenure as editor of the Monitor, the paper won the New England Newspaper of the Year Award 19 times. It won a Pulitzer for feature photography as well.

“I am deeply honored to have been chosen as administrator,” Pride said, in a statement. “I will serve the Pulitzer Board in every way possible to carry out its mission of identifying and celebrating excellence in American journalism, arts and letters.”

Pride is succeeding Sig Gissler, who will retire August 1.

NY Press Club Award Winners Announced

The 2014 New York Press Club Award winners have been announced, with Steven Brill taking home the most prestigious honor — the Gold Keyboard. Brill won for his Time piece “Bitter Pill: Why Our Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony June 9 at the Water Club.

As for organizations, The Wall Street Journal has bragging rights. It won the most awards with nine. Bloomberg News (which included Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, WBBR and Bloomberg Television) was the runner-up with eight awards. Time came in third with six.

Below is the full list of winners. Congrats to all.

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National Society of Newspaper Columnists Name Finalists

Newsstand GThe National Society of Newspaper Columnists have announced its 2014 finalists. The awards celebrate those who submitted works completed during last year.

The winners will be named June 28, during a ceremony at Howard University. Below are those who made the cut.

General Interest, Over 50,000 circulation:

Humor, Over 50,000 circulation:

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Fast Company Named Magazine of The Year

elliesStaffers at Fast Company rejoice: You work at the Magazine of the Year. That’s according to the ASME’s National Magazine Awards, which are basically the Oscars for the magazine world.

Here are some other notes from the awards, which are also known as the Ellies:

  • The New Yorker won the most Ellies. It took home four, for feature writing, fiction, essays and criticism, and columns and commentary.
  • New York won three — design, best website and general excellence in general interest. Generally exciting.
  • National Geographic won for tablet magazine and multimedia magazine.
  • Modern Farmer won its first Ellie, for its “Modern Farmer Handbook” section.
  • Cosmo won for personal service.
  • Bon Appétit won for photography.
  • Wired, GQ and Harper’s did not win any Ellies.

Boston Magazine Wins ASME Cover of The Year

The American Society of Magazine Editors has given its 2014 Cover of The Year award to Boston magazine. The May 2013 issue, featuring a collection of runners’ shoes, beat out some hefty competition — including Businessweek, New York, W and more.

The ASME Reader’s Choice Cover of the Year was another relatively unexpected winner – Atlanta won for its cover featuring Walking Dead star Norman Reedus.

In other ASME news, their National Magazine Awards (aka the Ellies) are tonight at the Marriott Marquis.

The Onion Now Just Two Webbys Short of a Pulitzer Melt

In 2011, via the NEWSIRE section, The Onion ran the following headline – “23 Webby Awards Melted Into One Pulitzer.” Was it wishful thinking or sly, spot-on presaging?

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We ask because The Onion is now just two short of this high-temperature, trade-up plateau. Per today’s announcement of 2014 Webby Award winners, the satirical site racked up record 20th and 21st honors from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) for Social Content and Marketing/Humor and General Website/Humor.

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