Syria Reporters Awarded 2012 Medill Medal for Courage

By: Wendy Leopold | Northwestern University

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications has awarded C.J. Chivers and Ben Hubbard the 2012 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. 

The 2012 award calls attention to both reporters’ work in Syria, where Hubbard and Chivers put their lives on the line to report on the situation there. Placing the need for accurate, in-depth reporting above their personal safety, they worked for two separate news organizations, reporting on a similar subject and under similar threat. Hubbard wrote for the Associated Press and Chivers for The New York Times. Both journalists currently work for The New York Times.


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