Alfred I. duPont Awards

Alfred I. duPont Awards The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards honor excellence in broadcast & digital journalism. Administered by Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, the duPont Awards are one of the most prestigious broadcast awards. www.dupontawards.org
The duPont-Columbia Awards bring the best in broadcast and digital journalism to professional and public attention and honor those who produce it. The duPont Awards engender a collective spirit for the industry and inform the public of the contributions news organizations make to their communities and to the world. The awards program also supports journalism education and hosts events about reporting the news today.

Winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards receive gold or silver batons designed by the late American architect Louis I. Kahn.

The duPont Awards honor outstanding journalism in the public service at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Mission: The purpose of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards is to bring the best in broadcast and digital journalism to professional and public attention and to honor those who produce it.

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“It was against the law for a black person and a white person to play checkers together in Birmingham. You could go to...
09/28/2018
Isabel Wilkerson on her Mark Lynton History Prize-Winning book "The Warmth of Other Suns"

“It was against the law for a black person and a white person to play checkers together in Birmingham. You could go to jail if you were caught. So it was so much more than just water fountains and restrooms.” Listen to acclaimed author of Lukas Prize winner "The Warmth of Other Suns" Isabel Wilkerson from her conversation last semester with Dean Steve Coll. They talk craft - why it took 15 years and 1200 interviews; looking for great sources - they should have a sense of humor when you're talking about tough subjects; and how relevant the book is today. Check out the latest On Assignment podcast!

When you spend 15 years on a story, you tend to get so close to your sources, they sometimes get jealous: “They felt as if I was in some ways cheating on them by talking with other people.” Lukas Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson talks about how to navigate source relationships in her immers...

Check out our latest On Assignment podcast - ABC15 Arizona's #duPont2018 winner Dave Biscobing - Investigative Reporter ...
07/30/2018
On Assignment Podcast

Check out our latest On Assignment podcast - ABC15 Arizona's #duPont2018 winner Dave Biscobing - Investigative Reporter tells about the colorful "advocacy group" who was really "advocating" for its own bank account, and how relentless reporting (the kind that made one duPont juror compare Dave to the Energizer Bunny) exposed them. http://onassignmentpodcast.com/

The On Assignment podcast brings you some of the best conversations from the Columbia Journalism School , produced and hosted by the school's Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards .

07/02/2018
Michael Barbaro advice to young journalists

The duPont 2019 deadline has passed. NEED AN EXTENSION? CONTACT US AT [email protected] - then watch #duPont2018 winner, The New York Times Michael Barbaro tell us the most embarassing mistake he ever made. And why that was good for his career. #duPont2019

06/27/2018
Zoe Chace advice to young journos

#duPont2018 winner Zoe Chace of This American Life believes teamwork makes the dream work. Have you and your team submitted your best work? Head over to dupont.org SOON to enter before end of the week deadline: July 1! #duPont2019

06/25/2018
ABC News Producer Jeanmarie Condon advice for young journos

ABC News Producer Jeanmarie Condon joined her Director, John Ridley, to accept a #duPont2018 baton, then offered some heartwarming advice for new journalists - watch then submit your best work to dupont.org - the July 1 deadline approaches for #duPont2019!

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06/20/2018
Gayle King advice for young journos

The amazing Gayle King of CBS This Morning hosted #duPont2018 this year, and she has some short, sweet, and powerful advice for young journalists. Take a look, then enter your best work at www.dupont.org. DEADLINE Jul 1. #duPont2019

06/20/2018

The amazing Gayle King of CBS This Morning hosted #duPont2018 this year, and she has some short, sweet, and powerful advice for young journalists. Take a look, then enter your best work at www.dupont.org. DEADLINE Jul 1. #duPont2019

06/08/2018
Nina Alvarez with advice to young journos

Take it from 2018 duPont winner Nina Alvarez - challenging the narrative pays off. Challenge yourself and enter your best reporting at dupont.org by July 1!

06/07/2018
Ira Glass advice to young journos.

Advice to young journalists? We asked award-winning veterans at this year’s @duPontColumbiaAwards. Listen to Ira Glass of This American Life. Then enter your best work at www.dupont.org. DEADLINE Jul 1.

"You see these awful videos of people being tortured and executed under ISIS. And you think, 'Oh my God what animals.' W...
06/04/2018
Filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested on their 2018 duPont-Columbia Award winning film, “Hell on Earth.”

"You see these awful videos of people being tortured and executed under ISIS. And you think, 'Oh my God what animals.' What people forget is within my mother's generation we were doing that to African-American men in the American South."

Acclaimed journalist Sebastian Junger, with his co-director Nick Quested, talks about their goal in making 2018 duPont winning "Hell on Earth," to add perspective beyond the headlines to the war in Syria. Listen to our latest On Assignment podcast episode now.

Then visit duPont.org to enter your best work before July 1 for the 2019 duPont Columbia Awards.

“Going into Syria itself at the point where we started shooting was basically a suicide mission. Not so much the risks of combat, but the risk of being kidnapped, sold to ISIS and having your head cut off. So we were making a film about the Syrian civil war and we couldn't shoot in the Syrian civi...

“It just gave us such a purpose. We knew exactly what we needed to do in that moment, to make sense of something that ...
05/02/2018
Michael Barbaro and Zoe Chace in Conversation with Daniel Alarcón

“It just gave us such a purpose. We knew exactly what we needed to do in that moment, to make sense of something that was almost impossible to make sense of.”

On our latest episode, Michael Barbaro from The New York Times' The Daily and Zoe Chace of This American Life talk about how the election and the current presidency shaped their 2018 duPont-Columbia Award winning reporting. Listen and visit duPont.org to apply to duPont 2019.

http://onassignmentpodcast.com/on-assignment-episodes/zoe-chace-michael-barbaro

Zoe Chace of This American Life and Michael Barbaro of The Daily speak about the rewards and challenges of making stories for audio, the "tyranny of the good talker," and the sense of intimacy that comes from the voice alone.

#duPont2019 is open for submission! Deadline July 1. Visit duPont.org to apply. Enter your best work to join the ranks o...
05/01/2018
Michael Barbaro and Zoe Chace in Conversation with Daniel Alarcón

#duPont2019 is open for submission! Deadline July 1. Visit duPont.org to apply. Enter your best work to join the ranks of 2018 winners Michael Barbaro from NewYork Times' The Daily and Zoe Chace of This American Life. Listen in to this love letter to audio reporting and get inspired to enter:

Zoe Chace of This American Life and Michael Barbaro of The Daily speak about the rewards and challenges of making stories for audio, the "tyranny of the good talker," and the sense of intimacy that comes from the voice alone.

Our latest podcast episode features a conversation between 2018 duPont-Columbia winners  Michael Barbaro and Zoe Chace t...
04/30/2018
Michael Barbaro and Zoe Chace in Conversation with Daniel Alarcón

Our latest podcast episode features a conversation between 2018 duPont-Columbia winners Michael Barbaro and Zoe Chace talking to Professor Daniel Alarcón. Do you really need another reason to listen?

http://onassignmentpodcast.com/on-assignment-episodes/zoe-chace-michael-barbaro.

Zoe Chace of This American Life and Michael Barbaro of The Daily speak about the rewards and challenges of making stories for audio, the "tyranny of the good talker," and the sense of intimacy that comes from the voice alone.

Our latest episode features three heavyweights of audio storytelling: Michael Barbaro of The Daily and Zoe Chace of This...
04/30/2018
Michael Barbaro and Zoe Chace in Conversation with Daniel Alarcón

Our latest episode features three heavyweights of audio storytelling: Michael Barbaro of The Daily and Zoe Chace of This American Life in conversation with Daniel Alarcón. Listen in.

http://onassignmentpodcast.com/on-assignment-episodes/zoe-chace-michael-barbaro

Zoe Chace of This American Life and Michael Barbaro of The Daily speak about the rewards and challenges of making stories for audio, the "tyranny of the good talker," and the sense of intimacy that comes from the voice alone.

Our latest episode is up! Zoe Chace of This American Life and Michael Barbaro of The New York Times' TheDaily speak with...
04/27/2018
On Assignment Podcast

Our latest episode is up! Zoe Chace of This American Life and Michael Barbaro of The New York Times' TheDaily speak with Daniel Alarcón about the beauty and challenges of audio storytelling.

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04/26/2018
Alfred I. duPont Awards

2017 duPont-Columbia winners Dateline NBC and Kate Snow were featured in our #WomensHistoryMonth series last year. Today Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in the case involving Andrea Constand.

Kate Snow won a duPont this year for Dateline NBC's special feature on the Bill Cosby accusers, "27 Women." For #WomensHistoryMonth, we're honoring the women passing the duPont baton on to future generations of journalists.

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"I would like to take my brief moments up here, not to talk about this film, but to recognize and honor the many good pe...
04/26/2018

"I would like to take my brief moments up here, not to talk about this film, but to recognize and honor the many good people that we've lost in this noble profession." - Sebastian Junger after receiving his 2018 duPont Award for Hell On Earth.

We'll screen the film tomorrow at 6:30 and hear from Junger along with his co-director Nick Quested. They'll talk about the film, the tragic war it explores, the rewards and dangers of war reporting, and so much more. https://www.facebook.com/events/398413317292538/

04/18/2018
Public Affairs Television: "Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers" | 1989 duPont-Columbia Award Winner

We're deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Joan Konner, former duPont-Award winner and Dean of Columbia Journalism School. Her contributions to journalism both in the field and in the classroom will remain an inspiration to us all.

Here is Joan's award winning work: https://vimeo.com/73959220

In six hour long conversations with the leading scholar and teacher of mythology, Joseph Campbell, millions of Americans experienced the way the universal themes…

“The solution to this whole fake news crisis is not being sucked into it, and covering the story. What we don't want t...
03/30/2018
Natalia Antelava talks Putin, Russia and attacks on the LGBT community in "Russia's New Scapegoats"

“The solution to this whole fake news crisis is not being sucked into it, and covering the story. What we don't want to do is do 'he said, she said' journalism. It's not very good for clicks though.”

Natalia Antelava talks about her radio documentary “Russia’s New Scapegoats," a 2018 duPont-Columbia Award winning episode by Coda Story and Reveal, a Center for Investigative Reporting podcast. Antelava talks about Russia's official persecution and unofficial vigilantism against the LGBT community. Tune in to our On Assignment podcast for more. https://bit.ly/2GmkgtR .

“The solution to this whole fake news crisis is not being sucked into it, and covering the story. What we don't want to do is do 'he said, she said' journalism. It's not very good for clicks though.”

03/28/2018
ABC News: "Nightline: In the Holy Land" | 1989 duPont-Columbia Award Winner

Deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Heather Vincent, 1989 duPont recipient for ABC News "Nightline: In the Holy Land." A bright, shining force to all of us who knew and admired her. The astonishing work of bringing these players together on one stage that night is a testament to her talents.

ABC News devoted an entire week in April 1988 to live "Nightline" broadcasts from Jerusalem on the conflict between Israeli and Palestinians. In an expanded…

"If we know we could die, why do we keep doing it?" Don't miss our interview with Kelly McEvers, conflict reporter and h...
03/16/2018
Kelly McEvers on Covering Conflict and Taking Risks

"If we know we could die, why do we keep doing it?" Don't miss our interview with Kelly McEvers, conflict reporter and host of NPR's Embedded podcast. A year later, we're still inspired!

"'If we know we could die, why do we keep doing it?' I didn't have an answer for it myself so I looked to other people to try to answer it."

We're celebrating the 5th season of our On Assignment podcast with a tote bag giveaway. Enter to win!
03/15/2018
On Assignment Tote Bag Giveaway

We're celebrating the 5th season of our On Assignment podcast with a tote bag giveaway. Enter to win!

Enter for a chance to win a free On Assignment tote bag!

Not saying you'll make better sense of Nunberg's antics...but you'll understand how he learned from the "best." Take a l...
03/06/2018
Alfred I. duPont Awards

Not saying you'll make better sense of Nunberg's antics...but you'll understand how he learned from the "best." Take a listen!

Want to make sense of Sam Nunberg's outburst? Listen to Professor Betsy West's recent Film Friday conversation with the filmmakers who lived with Nunberg's mentor Roger Stone.

Want to make sense of Sam Nunberg's outburst? Listen to Professor Betsy West's recent Film Friday conversation with the ...
03/06/2018
"We Really Wanted to Understand Him": The Making Of 'Get Me Roger Stone'

Want to make sense of Sam Nunberg's outburst? Listen to Professor Betsy West's recent Film Friday conversation with the filmmakers who lived with Nunberg's mentor Roger Stone.

"We always knew he was an absolutely deplorable person who had done horrible things to our nation. That being said, we wanted to really understand him."

In our latest episode of On Assignment, we dive into the thorny questions of journalistic duty versus moral obligation. ...
02/26/2018
Exodus - Documenting the Refugee Crisis From the FRONTLINES

In our latest episode of On Assignment, we dive into the thorny questions of journalistic duty versus moral obligation.

Join us for a conversation with director James Bluemel and documentary subject and filmmaker Hassan Akkad.

“When we were in the back of a van crossing Hungary to Vienna, the driver was drunk and all the smugglers had AK-47s... and I remember my cousin looking at me like, I hope you're not filming, but I was secretly holding the camera.”

“Finding refugees is pretty simple, once they've left their country because you know they gather in places like Izmir ...
02/23/2018
Exodus - Documenting the Refugee Crisis From the FRONTLINES

“Finding refugees is pretty simple, once they've left their country because you know they gather in places like Izmir and you can just go and talk to them. Finding refugees BEFORE they leave their home is much more difficult because it's illegal. They can get imprisoned....and it was a stumbling block. How do I meet someone who is going to become a refugee? The easiest way was to go through a smuggler.”

Practical but risky tips on challenging access issues with director James Bluemel and his fearless subject Hassan Akkad about their film Exodus—a 2018 duPont-Columbia Award winning documentary capturing the extraordinary journeys of refugees fleeing to Europe. Tune in to our On Assignment podcast for more. http://bit.ly/2sPH0vF

“When we were in the back of a van crossing Hungary to Vienna, the driver was drunk and all the smugglers had AK-47s... and I remember my cousin looking at me like, I hope you're not filming, but I was secretly holding the camera.”

A full house at Film Friday's Far From The Tree Documentary screening. Thanks to Director Rachel Dretzin and Producer Ja...
02/11/2018

A full house at Film Friday's Far From The Tree Documentary screening. Thanks to Director Rachel Dretzin and Producer Jamila Ephron for joining my colleague CJS Prizes Exec Director Abi Wright to give context and inside scoop for this beautiful film. Look for it in theaters this summer! #cjsFridays

"How do we present fact-based reporting to people who do not trust any of us in this room?" Ira Glass' words from 2017 a...
01/29/2018
Ira Glass: "I Want to Reach the People Who Are Not Interested in Factual Information"

"How do we present fact-based reporting to people who do not trust any of us in this room?" Ira Glass' words from 2017 are as relevant as ever.

"It's a puzzle I've honestly been thinking about for months: how do we present fact-based reporting to people who do not trust any of us in this room? Like, what do we need to invent to do that?"

"What I needed was somebody to explain to me in a succinct way this idea that the memes helped Trump become the presiden...
01/29/2018
Zoe Chace on The Republican Party, Tough Questions, and Reporting for This American Life

"What I needed was somebody to explain to me in a succinct way this idea that the memes helped Trump become the president."

On this week's podcast, Zoe Chace talked to us about covering the Republican Party for This American Life.

We talk to This American Life producer and reporter Zoe Chace about interviewing people who don't to talk, covering the Republican Convention, and reporting for This American Life.

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