Monday, April 14, 2014
American Hero, Ron McNair, Challenger Crew 1986
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras
For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material, a gold
Awarded to The Washington Post for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.
Awarded to The Guardian US for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.
Mike Connelly, editor, The Buffalo News (Chair)
Traci Bauer, vice president/digital, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY
Philip Bennett, Eugene C. Patterson Professor and director, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, Duke University
Richard Berke, executive editor, POLITICO, Arlington, VA
Stephen Buckley, dean of faculty, The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL
Sherrie Marshall, vice president and executive editor, The Telegraph, Macon, GA
Susan Snyder, reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Last week was tough for the journalism world. Layoffs all over the place – from New Jersey to Los Angeles. News about revenue to the news industry tanking.
The fact is, advertisers are not going to display ads next to news stories in the future – at least not like they used to. Even as the economy recovers and tech companies explode, newspapers continue to collapse.
San Diego is not immune. The U-T recently laid off more employees like Padres writer Bill Center, who now works for the team he once covered. Doug Manchester is rumored to be selling the paper, though his business partner insists they want to buy more.
In this mess, this “scruffy insurgency” as the New York Times once called Voice of San Diego, continues to advance.
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