We love seeing outstanding journalists recognized and today we are proud to say that one university will be awarding “The Dan Rather medal for excellence in News & Guts.” Today, the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin wrote:
Dan Rather is now more than an icon – he is the namesake of new awards honoring his career and the work of today’s journalists. The Moody College of Communication and the School of Journalism and Media at The University of Texas at Austin have established the Dan Rather Medals for News and Guts to recognize collegiate and professional journalists who overcome obstacles like stonewalling and harassment to speak truth to power.
The medals, to be awarded annually will recognize “journalists who defy overwhelming odds to report on important stories –- no matter the size of their newsrooms. Thus, the medals honor relentless reporting as well as exceptional content including text, audio, broadcast, video or graphics. The competition awards $5,000 each in the collegiate and professional categories.”
Here’s more information on the awards and how to apply.