Awarded Annually Since 1930, the Medal Recognizes Lifetime or Superior Achievement
6 to Receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism
Columbia, Mo. (June 27, 2017) — The Missouri School of Journalism will award the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to six individuals this fall. The 2017 recipients will receive their medal during an evening banquet on Monday, Oct. 16, on the University of Missouri campus. The reception will be held from 6-7 p.m., with the banquet to follow at 7 p.m.
Medalists are selected by the faculty of the School on the basis of lifetime or superior achievement in journalism. The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism annually since 1930 to outstanding journalists, advertising and public relations practitioners, business people, institutions and media organizations from around the world. Among them are Tom Brokaw, Christiane Amanpour, Sir Winston Churchill, Gloria Steinem, Deborah Howell, David Granger and Gordon Parks.
During the day, the medalists will present master classes on topics related to their areas of expertise to Missouri School of Journalism students and other guests. The 2017 honoreees are listed below.
CEO and Chief Creative Officer
Journalist and Playwright
Reporter and Editor