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Newspaper Man Extraordinaire Pete Hamill Curses Out Hospital Stay

GeorgePolkAwardsOn Friday, Long Island University handed out its 2013 George Polk Awards. However, due to a recovery from a recent illness, latest career achievement recipient and local newspaper legend Pete Hamill was unable to attend.

From the 17th floor of an east side Manhattan hospital, here’s what the Daily News columnist and paper’s former EIC had to say about that:

George Polk was a great reporter who was murdered while covering the Greek Civil War in 1948. He had more personal courage than any of the guys who start the wars that reporters risk their lives to cover. But he died trying to bring the world the story.”

“To be given a lifetime achievement award named for a great reporter who gave his life to this noble craft is humbling. It’s why I will cherish it. It’s why I’m so p—– off to be in this goddamned hospital instead of at the award ceremony.”

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Perusing the Latest New York Press Association Winners

There’s always plenty to digest. Posted this week, the full list of 2013 New York Press Association winners once again offers a reminder of the vibrant world of community weeklies. A total of 158 publications submitted entries for this latest judged contest.

CarrieMillerPicFirst off, our congratulations to Carrie Miller (pictured). The current contributor to the Riverhead News-Review and Suffolk Times won 2013′s Rookie Reporter of the Year prize:

“We were most impressed by the variety of ledes that Carrie used in her stories,” reads the judging panel’s notation. “She was very creative in the ways she started her stories and kept them flowing, keeping the reader’s attention throughout. Her stories read well and contain an abundance of information. Her writing style is impressive. We see this ‘Rookie’ on the road to much success as a newspaper reporter.”

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Graydon Carter Named to Magazine Editors Hall of Fame

Graydon Carter, the longtime Vanity Fair editor, has been elected to the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame. He’ll be honored at a ceremony at the Marquis on May 1.

Carter has been in the magazine business for many years. He was a staff writer at Time and Life, and co-founded Spy in 1986. Carter served as the editor of The New York Observer before jumping to what would ultimately cement his legacy — editing VF. He has held that spot since 1992. During Carter’s span as VF’s editor, the title has won 14 National Magazine Awards; two for General Excellence.

“Few journalists are as influential — and as well known — as Graydon Carter,” said Sid Holt, ASME’s CEO, in a statement. “All you have to do is look around in print and online to see the lasting influence of Spy, the magazine he co-founded and edited in the 1980s. As the editor of Vanity Fair for the last two decades, he has continued to have an outsize impact not only on magazine journalism but also on American culture.”

2014 Mirror Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2014 Mirror Awards — which celebrate the best in media reporting — have been announced. The winners will be announced June 4 at Cipriani on East 42nd Street.

Below are all the finalists. Congrats to everyone who was nominated.

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

 Best Single Article – Digital Media

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2014 National Magazine Awards Finalists Announced

ellie-awardThe 2014 National Magazine Awards finalists have been announced. Leading the way was New York, with nine nominations. It was followed by National Geographic, The New Yorker and Wired, each with six. Bon Appétit received five nominations, and GQ and Harper’s each received four.

The big prize — Magazine of The Year — featured the following finalists: The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Fast Company and yes, New York.

The awards will be given out May 1 at the Marriott Marquis. Congrats to everyone who received a nomination.

You can see all the finalists by clicking through.

NYT ‘Invisible Child’ Series Wins Scripps Howard Award

With photographs by Ruth Fremson and text by Andrea Elliott, the five-part New York Times December 2013 series about the city’s youngest homeless residents, as seen through the eyes of Dasani, shocked and moved readers. This week, it has earned Elliott some prestigious recognition.

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From the Scripps Howard Awards announcement:

Andrea Elliott of the New York Times receives $10,000 and the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling for “Invisible Child,” a chronicle of a year in the life of one of the city’s 22,000 homeless children.

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2014 James Beard Award Finalists Announced

james_beard_10.14The 2014 James Beard Award finalists have been announced. There’s a lot to cover, so we’ve only included those honored in the Journalism category. The winners will be named May 2.

You can check out all the James Beard finalists here.

2014 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards Finalists:

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction

Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman
Cooking Light

“7 Simple Ways to Become a Better Cook”

Andy Ricker
Saveur
“The Star of Siam”

Various Editors
Bon Appétit
“How to Cook Right Now”

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Alabama Journalism Prof Wins Columbia University Award

MeredithCummingsPicThe Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) has been connecting student journalists and faculty since 1925 through an array of conferences, exchanges and programs. On Friday, as part of its 90th annual conference, the organization will welcome to New York the latest recipient of its James Frederick Paschal Award.

The 2014 honoree is Meredith Cummings (pictured), a journalism professor and director of scholastic media at The University of Alabama. From the CSPA announcement:

During her tenure, Cummings has worked to upgrade everything at Alabama from integrating the newest technologies to promote the organization to adapting reporting and writing techniques for multimedia. She also innovated contests, springs conventions, summer camps and statewide fall regionals. This change has not gone unnoticed.

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Recent NYU Grad Nabs Latest I.F. Stone Award

Former Newsweek and The Daily Beast editor Sarah Blustain shared some exciting news today at her new home. The latest winner of The Investigative Fund’s I.F. Stone Award.

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The prize for the Fall 2013 period has been awared to Natasja Sheriff, a 2011 NYU Master’s in journalism graduate who – yes – spells her first name that way. From the announcement:

Sheriff is currently the international editor for the online publication The Revealer and a Luce Foundation Fellow, both at the NYU Center for Religion and Media. Sheriff comes to journalism after working as a scientist in Asia, where she specialized in water and fisheries research.

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Sidney Hillman Foundation Taking Submissions for 2014 Hillman Prizes

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting submissions for its 2014 Hillman Prizes, which honor the best investigative journalism. The Prizes are issued for the following categories: Books, Newspaper Reporting, Magazine Reporting, Broadcast Journalism, Opinion Journalism and Web Journalism.

All entries will be judged by Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor, The New Yorker; Harold MeyersonWashington Post columnist and editor-at- large, The American Prospect; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation; Rose Marie Arce, senior producer, CNN; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor, The Atlantic.

Entries must be received by January 31. For more on how to submit work, click through.

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