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Barbara Walters to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Barbara WaltersThe Barbara Walters send-off continues. On Tuesday, Quinnipiac University will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to the veteran journalist at the university’s annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award luncheon.

This is just the second time the Lifetime Achievement Award is being presented. It was awarded to first amendment attorney Floyd Abrams, father of ABC’s Dan Abrams, in 2008.

“We are presenting the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award to Barbara Walters for a very simple reason,” says Lee Kamlet, dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac. “She epitomizes the characteristics we want our students to develop: an endless curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge and truth, regardless of whether it’s in an interview with a president, a pop star, or a person suspected of a crime, and a willingness to work harder than the next 10 competitors.”

The School of Communications has presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, bearing the name of the former CBS News president, since 1994.

Previous recipients include Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, Robert MacNeil, Jim Lehrer, Christiane Amanpour, Tim Russert, Bob Schieffer, Charles Gibson, Morley Safer, Gwen Ifill, Martha Raddatz and Scott Pelley.

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Paul Friedman Joins Quinnipiac as ‘Professional-in-Residence’

Quinnipiac University is adding former CBS and ABC News executive Paul Friedman to its staff. Friedman will be “professional-in-residence” for the 2011-2012 academic year.

In that role, Friedman will “work with students in writing and production courses and help expand internship possibilities,” and will also work with Quinnipiac School of Communications Dean Lee Kamlet on creating a distinguished speaker series for the school.

Friedman left CBS News in February following he arrival of the new leadership team of Jeff Fager and David Rhodes.

More information, after the jump.

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Media Meshes at Mirror Awards Ceremony

Photo Courtesy: Newhouse School

Yesterday the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University held its fifth annual Mirror Awards ceremony, honoring the best in media reporting. You can read about the winners from FishbowlNY, here.

MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski hosted the event, which also presented special awards to Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.

Scarborough opened up the event with a friendly jab at his former executive producer, Chris Licht, who was in the audience.

“Our connection to the Newhouse school is through our executive producer Chris Licht. We have found working with him through the years that not only do you teach your students how to get out there in the media world and do it better than anyone else, but we have to say the trait that you instill that really means more than any other is loyalty. Sticking together through the years no matter what. How is CBS Chris?”

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes was to present the award to Roberts. The Comcast CEO was unable to attend as he was in Switzerland securing the rights to the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympics for NBC. Bewkes took the opportunity to poke fun at his business partner… and now competitor:

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Former ‘ABC World News’ Head Writer Named Dean of Communications at Quinnipiac

Former “Dateline NBC” producer and “ABC World News” head writer Lee Kamlet has been named dean of communications at Quinnipiac University.

Kamlet left NBC in 2008 to join anchor Charles Gibson at World News.”"

“This is a tremendous opportunity to be with students and faculty who have great vision about the future of communications,” Kamlet said in a statement. “I hope to share the energy and excitement with students that has carried me through a 35-year career in broadcast journalism.”

More information in the release, after the jump.

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‘World News’ wins WGA Award

The Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 2010 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing. “World News with Charles Gibson, written by Lee Kamlet, Julia Kathan and Joel Siegel took top honors in the news category. In the News analysis category, Thomas M. Jennings won
for “A Private War: Expose: America’s Investigative Reports” on PBS’ “Bill Moyers Journal”.