Event-Awards

2009 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence

Awards October 1, 2009

The Nieman Foundation presented the 2009 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence to Jon Alpert. An investigative reporter, producer and documentary filmmaker whose career has spanned more than 35 years, Alpert has reported on diverse topics ranging from homelessness and health care to post-war Vietnam and criminals in New Jersey. Read more

2009 Joe Alex Morris Jr. Lecture

Awards February 5, 2009

When I'm working on my stories by candlelight in Nairobi... when the power in the neighborhood is off for no good reason and dogs are barking while I'm recording in my little home studio... and when I'm screaming profanities because the batteries in the machine are running low... the last thing I'm thinking is that the folks at Harvard want to know about my job. Read more

2005 Joe Alex Morris Jr. Lecture

Awards March 8, 2005

What do you say when your real life far exceeds your wildest dreams? I once heard a comedian answer, "Keep it to yourself." And while there are an increasing number of comedians masquerading as journalists, I am not yet ready to quit my day job. Read more

2004 Joe Alex Morris Jr. Lecture

Awards February 3, 2004

I remember as a young journalist in college when we were studying journalism, Joe Alex Morris was a name that I knew well. It was a name that I looked up to — somebody who had an understanding and a compassion for the Middle East that's not always evident in coverage that comes out of that region. That I'm here speaking in a lecture that carries his name is a great honor. Read more

2003 Joe Alex Morris Jr. Lecture

Awards March 13, 2003

As I speak to you today, our nation prepares for war. Within a short time, young Americans and Iraqis will begin to die. There appears to be nothing any of us who oppose this war can do. Read more