Friday, August 27, 2010

First Amendment Award

McClatchy journalist Pentagon banned gets First Amendment Award

Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald reporter banned by the Pentagon earlier this year from covering military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists' First Amendment Award for her efforts to cover the detention center there despite "consistent hostility in covering her beat."

Rosenberg will receive the honor Oct. 5 at the organization's annual awards banquet during its convention in Las Vegas.

Two other people also will be honored: Herschel Fink, a First Amendment lawyer who represented the Detroit Free Press in its push for access to public records that helped prove corruption by disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and David Cuillier, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism who has devoted much of his career to educating fellow journalists on how to access public records through freedom of information requests. {read more}

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