Quiñones and Pelley were announced as the winners of the Paul White and John F. Hogan awards respectively earlier this year. Both men received the awards during the super session titled “Honoring a Lifetime of Excellence in Journalism.”
RTDNA gave the Paul White award to Scott Pelley recognizing “a lifetime of achievement and service to the profession of broadcast and digital journalism.” Well known for hosting 60 minutes for 20 years, Pelley also worked under CBS news for 30 years.
John Quiñones received the John F.
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The rising trend of extremism challenges reporters, who have the responsibility to continue to report ethically and accurately.
The Atlantic does not hesitate to identify hateful rhetoric.
“Calling something racist is not subjective,” said Swati Sharma, managing editor.
In a session called “Extremism in the Age of Trump,” Sharma and four Atlantic colleagues discussed their decision to label racist comments made by President Donald Trump as such.
Earlier this year, the AP Stylebook changed the guidelines for covering race.
According to Poynter, the guidelines now empower journalists to use the word “racist” to describe words and actions that qualify as such, but caution against calling someone a racist.
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RTDNA announced its Kaleidoscope Award winners Friday, Sept. 6, at EIJ19. The awards honor exemplary work in journalism that discusses race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. The award highlights work that brings diverse voices to the front of the community.
This year, winners included the podcast We Live Here, which tackles systematic racism in St. Louis, Missouri. RTDNA also recognized the ESPN film Crossroads, about the struggles of a lacrosse team from North Carolina.
Three of the recipients collected their awards at the ceremony.
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Professional coaches reviewed resumes and offered advice to journalists at all stages of their careers at EIJ19. Watch as the coaches explain what they do, list common mistakes to avoid and offer advice to journalists.
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A panel of distinguished digital journalists gathered on Friday afternoon for a lab lesson. They discussed a common challenge of connecting their newsrooms with their communities.
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