9 to Receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism

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Awarded Annually Since 1930, the Medal Recognizes Lifetime or Superior Achievement

Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2015) – Seven individuals and two media organizations will receive the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism during a banquet on Monday, Oct. 26, on the University of Missouri campus.

Medalists are selected by the faculty of the School on the basis of lifetime or superior achievement in journalism. The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism annually since 1930 to outstanding journalists, advertising and public relations practitioners, business people, institutions and media organizations from around the world. Among them are Tom Brokaw, Christiane Amanpour, Sir Winston Churchill, Gloria Steinem, Deborah Howell, David Granger and Gordon Parks.

During the day the medalists will present master classes on topics related to their areas of expertise to Missouri School of Journalism students and other guests.

Those to be honored are:

• CNN Digital, one of the world’s leading digital news brands
• Barbara Ehrenreich, author and activist
• Rea Hederman, publisher, The New York Review of Books
• Gerd Ludwig, photojournalist and documentary photographer
• Merrill Perlman, copy editor
• Bill Plante, senior White House correspondent, CBS News
• Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger, journalist and entrepreneur
• Lincoln Stephens, co-founder, The Marcus Graham Project
• Sports Journalism Institute, training-internship program

For more information about the 2015 Missouri Honor Medal activities, contact the Missouri School of Journalism at journalism@missouri.edu.


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