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Previous Edward R. Murrow Award Recipients

 

Edward R. Murrow
Award Recipients

Edward R. Murrow Award honorees have a demonstrated commitment to excellence that exemplifies the career of Edward R. Murrow. The men and women who are named as Murrow Award winners are those who will be remembered as the pillars of the communication industry.

2012

Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement

About Dan Rather

2011

Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcast Journalism

About Ted Koppel

2010

About the 2010 award winners
Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement/Radio

Judy Woodruff

Judy Woodruff

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement/Television

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ProPublica

Edward R. Murrow Award for Media Entrepreneurship

2009

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcast Journalism

2008

Don Hewitt

Don Hewitt

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcast Journalism

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2007

David Fanning

David Fanning and FRONTLINE

Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Journalism

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2006

Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting

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2004

Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting

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2003

Daniel Pearl

Daniel Pearl

Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Journalism

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2002

Daniel Schorr

Daniel Schorr

Edward R. Murrow Award for Achievement in Broadcasting

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Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour

Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcasting

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Sir Howard Stringer

Sir Howard Stringer

Edward R. Murrow Award for International and Intercultural Communication

2001

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting

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2000

Ted Turner

Ted Turner

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Communications

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1999

Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting

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Al Neuharth

Al Neuharth

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

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1998

Moriyoshi Saito

Moriyoshi Saito

Edward R. Murrow Award for International and Intercultural Communication

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting

Frank Blethen

Frank Blethen

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

1997

Sam Donaldson

Sam Donaldson

Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting

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Symposium History

Long before the University began honoring journalistic excellence with awards, the College of Communication was at the forefront of communication excellence. Beginning in the 1970s, the College of Communication created thought-provoking forums and discussions focused on topics such as:

  • The First Amendment and Broadcasting
  • International Rights of Media News Flow
  • Reshaping American Democracy
  • The Information Society: The Ethical and Social Issues
  • The Murrow Heritage: Challenge for the Future
  • Ally or Adversary? The Press in International Affairs
  • Violence in America: Is TV to Blame?

Many of the panelists and moderators who contributed to these thought-provoking discussions are legends in communication.

  • Don Hewitt, creator of 60 Minutes and CBS News executive producer
  • David Fanning, Frontline
  • Tom Brokaw, NBC News
  • Peter Jennings, ABC News
  • Eric Severeid, former CBS News journalist
  • Ralph Otwell, former editor of the Chicago Sun-Times
  • Charles Kuralt, former CBS News correspondent
  • Richard Salant, former president, CBS
  • Howard K. Smith, CBS News
  • Ted Koppel, ABC News
  • Diane Sawyer, ABC News
  • Daniel Schorr, NPR commentator and former CBS News correspondent
  • Jody Powell, former press secretary to President Jimmy Carter
  • Bernard Kalb, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, Reagan Administration
  • Bettina Gregory, ABC News
  • Barry Serafin, ABC News
  • Jack Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning print journalist
  • Alfred Sikes, former chair of Federal Communications Commission
  • Sander Vanocur, former ABC and NBC journalist

About the Symposium

The Murrow Symposium is an annual program that acknowledges exceptional achievement in communication, celebrates scholarship, and connects students to industry professionals. The symposium began more than 30 years ago as a panel discussion and lecture series designed to honor the legacy of Murrow, regarded as a broadcasting icon because of the news reporting and ethical standards he brought to his craft. 

Since the 1990s, the Murrow School has honored the achievements of top leaders in the communication industry at the symposium. Each year's honoree presents a public address on campus to highlight the symposium.
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