Columbia Journalism School


2012 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award winners announced

December 21, 2011


Fourteen winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards were announced today by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Seven of this year’s recipients featured international reporting including stories from Al Jazeera English, CBS News, and NBC News. Four local television stations will be honored, including Detroit Public TV. HBO will be honored with two awards.


For the first time, two awards will be given for digital reporting: one to The New York Times and one to MediaStorm for "Undesired," a production about violence against women in India that Journalism School alumna Shreeya Sinha '10 reported on and helped produce.

In another first, a theatrically released documentary that has not been broadcast was selected for a duPont Award, “Hell and Back Again.” A finalist award will also be given to WNYC’s Radio Rookies.


Scott Pelley, CBS News anchor and managing editor, and Michele Norris from NPR will host the duPont Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library. Pelley made a video announcement about the winners that can be seen below.

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Photo: CBS News, "60 Minutes: A Relentless Enemy"

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