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Journalists Who Broke NSA Story Receive George Polk Awards (The Guardian)
The three journalists who broke the National Security Agency revelations from Edward Snowden in The Guardian are among the recipients of the prestigious 2013 George Polk Awards in Journalism. Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras will receive the award for national security reporting, along with Barton Gellman of The Washington Post. Janine Gibson, Guardian U.S. editor-in-chief, said: “We’re honored by the recognition from the Polk awards and delighted for Ewen, Glenn, Laura, Barton and their colleagues that their work has been recognized. NYT In all, 30 reporters representing 15 news organizations were recognized in 13 categories. Reporters from The New York Times won three of the awards, as did reporters from the Post. “In the tradition of George Polk, many of the journalists we have recognized did more than report news,” said John Darnton, the curator of the Polk Awards, referring to the CBS News correspondent who was killed while covering the civil war in Greece in 1948. FoxNews.com The award for political reporting will go to Rosalind Helderman, Laura Vozzella and Carol Leonnig of the Post for reporting on the relationship between former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and a wealthy entrepreneur. Their stories spurred a federal investigation that resulted in a 14-count indictment of McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Politico / AP Columnist, author and editor Pete Hamill will be honored with the George Polk Career Award, which is named in memory of Professor Robert D. Spector, chair of the George Polk Awards for 32 years until his death in 2009.

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Polk Awards Announced: Barstow, Talese Among Winners

talese_1web_3.jpgThe annual Polk Awards have been announced, and a number of the winners are being recognized for work done at newspapers currently struggling to keep their newsrooms alive.

Eric Nalder of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer won for his two-part series ‘Demoted to Private: America’s Military Housing Disaster’ and Paul Pringle of the Los Angeles Times was tapped for “unearthing corruption in the Service Employees International Union.”

The NYT‘s David Barstow has been tapped for his much discussed two part series about retired military officials working as on-air network analysts while still being paid to be defense industry consultants.

Meanwhile legendary writer Gay Talese has been named this year’s career achievement recipient. Talese, who began his career as a Times copy boy, and went on to work for many years as a reporter, is also considered on of the “pioneers” of new journalism. Full list of award winners here.