(AP) Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Paul E. Steiger and the late Washington Post Publisher Katharine Graham will be awarded top journalism honors by the National Press Foundation.
Steiger will be named editor of the year and Graham will be posthumously given the W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award, the journalism education organization announced Saturday.
Bob Schieffer, CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent, will be named broadcaster of the year. Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Rex Babin will be awarded cartoonist of the year.
The Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress will go to Jonathan Karl of CNN and Jill Zuckman of the Chicago Tribune.
The New York Times will be honored with The Chairman’s Citation for Overall Excellence in Journalism for its coverage of events related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. An online journalism award will be presented to VillageVoice.com.
The foundation’s 2001 awards will be presented Feb. 21 in Washington during its annual awards dinner, a black-tie fund-raising event.
The National Press Foundation can be found on the Web at http://www.nationalpress.org/.