‘Times-Picayune’ Awarded Medill Medal Of Courage For Katrina Coverage

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By: E&P Staff

The Times-Picayune in New Orleans has been named the 2005 winner of the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism announced Friday.

“The team was chosen for outstanding reporting on last year’s devastating hurricane that demolished the city of New Orleans and eventually left well over
1,000 people dead,” Medill said.

Medill said the medal honors “the nation’s journalist or team of journalists who best display moral, ethical or physical courage in pursuit of a story.”

Named as finalists for the award were Yahoo’s “Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone” and the Washington Post’s “Falling Down” by Joe Stephens and David B. Ottaway were named as finalists.

Times-Picayune journalists will speak about Katrina coverage as part of the Crain Lecture Series at Medill at 4 p.m. Monday, April 24. The free lecture, which is open to the public, will take place at the McCormick Tribune Center Forum on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

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