Event

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presented the 2009 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence to Jon Alpert.

Alpert was recognized not only for his comprehensive body of work but also the use of new technology in his reporting and his commitment to media access and education for all. Through his Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), the nonprofit community media center that he co-founded with his wife, Keiko Tsuno, in New York in 1972 and where he serves as co-director, he has helped thousands tell their own stories by offering courses that teach the basics of electronic media.

Opening Remarks | Essay Competition Award
Panel Discussion on Journalistic Independence

Opening Remarks

Larry Kirkman, Dean, American University School of Communication

 

Bob Giles, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

Acceptance Speech

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

Part 4

Essay Competition Award

Presented by Charles Lewis, distinguished journalist in residence, American University. Introduction by Bob Giles, Nieman Foundation curator.

Read the winning student essay

Panel Discussion on Journalistic Independence

Moderated by Rick MacArthur with journalists Chris Hedges, Jon Alpert and Walter Pincus. Introduction by Bob Giles, Nieman Foundation curator.