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2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media
June 21, 2021 @ 6:45 pm EDTFree
Be our guest as the Freedom Forum presents the 2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media to journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson with a streaming celebration.
Wilkerson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” and “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” In 1994, she became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for her feature writing in The New York Times.
The Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media is given in honor of the founder of USA TODAY, the Newseum and the Freedom Forum, Al Neuharth. First presented in 1989 to Walter Cronkite, the annual honors have recognized 33 leaders in media including, to name a few, Cokie Roberts, Tim Russert, Katie Couric, Gwen Ifill and Marty Baron.