Dean Steve Coll and the Alumni Association of the Columbia Journalism School are proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Alumni Awards.
The winners are Elisabeth Bumiller ’79, Washington bureau chief of The New York Times; Ailsa Chang ’08, host of NPR’s All Things Considered; Martin S. Gottlieb ’69, former editor and reporter at several publications including Newsday, The Bergen Record and The New York Times. The J-School is also presenting the First Decade Award to Mariana Atencio ’09, a correspondent for MSNBC and NBC News.
This year’s winners are leading coverage of Washington developments, they are hosting the most-listened to radio news show, they have spent half a century delivering quality investigative journalism and they are reporting in English and Spanish.
“These alumni represent the best of the Journalism School,’’ Dean Steve Coll said of the winners. “At a time when the press is under attack all over the world, and especially in our own country, the work of these four should stand as a reminder that the best defense is to practice and contribute bold, independent journalism. We are inspired by their adherence to the highest standards of journalism.’’
Winners are selected by a panel of jurors made up of previous alumni award winners and a representative of the Alumni Board.
The 2018 awards will be presented Saturday, April 27, at a luncheon at Low Memorial Library during the Journalism School’s Alumni Weekend.
Here is more on this year’s winners: