WETA, WBAL PICK UP JOURNALISM AWARDS
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism announced 16 winners of the 2016 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards.
Established in 1942, by Jessie Ball DuPont in memory of her husband, Alfred I. DuPont, the awards honor excellence in broadcast, digital and documentary journalism.
Among the winners was WBAL-TV’s lead investigative reporter, Jayne Miller, who led the way locally and nationally on the investigation into what happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man critically injured while in police custody, who died one week later.
WETA was also honored for its documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, which was described as “a thoroughly researched and beautifully produced documentary series which explored the scourge of cancer from every angle.”
SAG-AFTRA is proud to congratulate WBAL-TV, Jayne Miller and WETA for their hard work to keep the public informed on important topics.
SAG-AFTRA Hosts a Celebration of Journalism
On April 29, SAG-AFTRA, in partnership with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Variety and The Washington Post, honored journalists at a reception on the eve of the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
"Journalists bring us the stories we need to make judgments and decisions about our government and they routinely put themselves in harm’s way to report the news,” praised SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. SAG-AFTRA is profoundly grateful for their efforts and honored to recognize them and the importance of their work.”
The event was held at the headquarters for The Washington Post. Guests included the legendary Nina Totenberg, award-winning legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, Dule’ Hill and Allison Janney (both of The West Wing), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards) and Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day: Resurgence).
“The Foundation is excited to be adding professional and educational programming geared toward the broadcast journalism community to our current slate of no-cost programs for SAG-AFTRA members,” said JoBeth Williams, president of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. “We are thrilled to honor the broadcast journalists who are critical pillars of our society by educating us about the world around us, and the current events that deeply affect our lives.”
Leaders from SAG-AFTRA, SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Variety, The Washington Post and members at A Celebration of Journalism.