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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Journalists at Centro Periodismo Investigativo, CPI, still investigated corruption in former governor Ricardo Roselló’s cabinet. Carla Minet and Oscar Serrano were integral to CPI’s coverage.
CPI’s investigative work in Puerto Rico inspired an organized protest through social media with #RickyRenunciaYa. Demonstrations followed with thousands taking to the streets. Minet said, since the story broke, the non-profit’s funding quadrupled.
Here are three lessons every local journalist should take away from this story, from the CPI newsroom.
Journalists should be careful not to attribute too much power to their work.
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