DuPont-Columbia Award Winners Unveiled

Four television are among the 16 winners honored for focusing on timely issues such as immigration, political corruption and abuse of power, especially as it relates to sexual assault.

Columbia Journalism School today announced the 16 winners of the 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Among them were four television stations: Tegna NBC affiliate KARE Minneapolis (two awards); Scripps ABC affiliate WKBW Buffalo, N.Y.; noncommercial WETA Washington; and Cox Media’s ABC affiliate WSOC Charlotte, N.C.

The winners will be awarded their Silver Batons at Low Memorial Library on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in a ceremony hosted by CNN and PBS’s Christiane Amanpour and The New York Times The Daily’s Michael Barbaro. This is Columbia Journalism School’s 50th year hosting the duPont-Columbia Awards.

“This important work is all coming at a time of increased mistrust in powerful institutions,” said Cheryl Gould, duPont Jury Chair and former NBC News executive. “Journalists are playing a critical role in holding the powerful accountable, and we are proud to honor these duPont winners for their commitment.”

For the complete list of winners, click here.


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