Skip to comments.Columbia University Awards Top Journalism Prize to Al Jazeera English
Posted on 05/05/2011 11:57:42 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will bestow its highest honor to Al Jazeera English, the university announced Wednesday.
The Columbia Journalism Award is given annually during the school's commencement to recognize an individual or organization for "singular journalism in the public interest," according to a press release. It will mark only the second time that the award is being given to an organization.
"Al Jazeera English has performed a great service in bringing the English-speaking world in-depth coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East," said Dean Nicholas Lemann. "We salute its determination to get to the heart of a complicated story unfolding in countries where news has historically been difficult to cover."
The schools faculty, which selects the awardees, voted for Al Jazeera English for the "overall depth and quality of its peerless coverage of the ongoing protests in the Middle East," the release continued. Al Antsey, managing editor of Al Jazeera English, will accept the award and address the school's graduating class of 2011 on May 18.
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Wish I could say I was surprised.
Well there you have it: even liberals think our media sucks.
Being as our media is controlled by hardcore lefties - that’s pretty sad.
Anyone surprised by this doesn’t understand the marxist takeover of our universities and the marxist/islamist alliance.
It is probably meant to nudge Comcast into negotiations.
“Anyone surprised by this doesnt understand the marxist takeover of our universities and the marxist/islamist alliance.”
It’s not an alliance. It is “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
That was great.
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