‘Chicago Tribune’ and ‘Dallas Morning News’ Among Columbia Cabot Prize Winners

By: Joe Strupp

The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune are among the winners of this year’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The award honors journalists who have “covered the Western Hemisphere and, through their reporting and editorial work, have furthered inter-American understanding.”

Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for the Morning News, and Gary Marx, foreign correspondent for the Tribune, joined Maria Teresa Ronderos, editorial advisor of Semana Magazine in Colombia, and Jos? Vales, Latin American correspondent for El Universal of Mexico, in winning the honors, according to a release.

“This year, we had an especially lively and competitive field of nominees for the Cabot Prize,” said Nicholas Lemann, dean of the Journalism School. “This is welcome and wonderful news for the Americas, a region which desperately needs the kind of professional, courageous, and enterprising journalism exemplified by our 2007 winners.”

Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger will present the awards during a dinner and ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Each prize winner will receive a medal and a $5,000 honorarium.

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