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Guardian Editor Wins Journalism Award

Photo: David Levene for the Guardian

Winning stuff is always a nice thing.

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has been selected by the Harvard Kennedy School to receive the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Rusbridger, who has been editor of the Guardian since 1995, is being recognized for his leadership in the paper’s five-year investigation and exposure of phone hacking by employees of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. He led the negotiations with Julian Assange and subsequent publication of WikiLeaks documents. Rusbridger has also been instrumental in the paper’s “digital-first” business strategy.

Rusbridger will accept his award and deliver a speech at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on March 6.

Past recipients of the Goldsmith Career Award include Frank Rich, Seymour Hersh, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Jennings, Gwen Ifill, David Fanning and Daniel Schorr. The awards also include a major prize for investigative reporting and two book prizes.

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WNYC Reporter Honored with Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize

Ailsa Chang, a reporter for non-commercial News/Talk WNYC-AM and FM, wins the prestigious 2010 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize.

The Poynter Institute reports Boston University and that city’s NPR affiliate announced Chang as this year’s recipient. She will be honored at a ceremony on Nov. 10.

The $5,000 prize is awarded to public radio journalists 35 years old and under.

Chang was selected for her investigative reporting of Detroit’s broken public defender system. Her piece aired on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine, All Things Considered in 2009. 

Since joining WNYC, Chang has focused on terrorism, criminal justice, and the courts.

The prize, in its ninth year, is named for the NPR legendary senior news analyst. Schorr passed away in July at 93.