Cabot Prizes: Board of Judges
These journalists and educators serve as the Cabot Prizes Board. The awards are administered by the trustees of Columbia University.
Arlene Morgan: Served as assistant managing editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 31 years and now serves as associate dean of prizes and programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In 1995, she was the recipient of the first Knight Ridder Excellence in Diversity Award.
Josh Friedman: A newspaper journalist for 32 years and a previous chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists, he now serves as director of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize. He was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1985 for his work on the Newsday series on the plight of the hungry in Africa.
David C. Adams: The Miami-based Southeast United States and Caribbean Bureau Chief for Thomson Reuters. Prior to this appointment in January 2012, Adams served for two years as the Editor of Poder, an influential magazine that covers the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America. He worked as a journalist for the St. Petersburg Times for 14 years as the Latin America correspondent. Adams was a Maria Moors Cabot Prize recipient in 2002.
Jose de Cordoba: Currrently serves as senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal, covering the southern hemisphere. He has served as a journalist for the Caracas Daily Journal and El Miami Herald. He won the Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 1997.
June Carolyn Erlick: Editor-in-chief of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Author of “Disappeared: A Journalist Silenced, the Irma Flaquer Story” and “A Gringa in Bogotá: Living Colombia’s Invisible War,” she teaches journalism at Harvard Extension School and has received two Fulbright Fellowships.
Carlos Lauría: Originally from Argentina, Lauría settled in New York in 1994 as U.S. bureau chief correspondent for Editorial Perfil, Argentina’s largest magazine publisher. He is Americas Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists since 2002, and chief strategist and spokesperson for CPJ on press freedom issues in the region.
Michele Montas: She graduated from the Columbia Journalism School in 1969. She served as former spokeswoman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A native Haitian, she worked for Radio Haiti until its close in 2003. She was a recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2002.
Maria Teresa Ronderos: Serves as Director at Semana.com, an online magazine highlighting important events in Colombia and the world. She received the King of Spain Iberoamerican Award in 1997 and has taught journalism workshops in Latin America. She worked as a correspondent for Colombian media in Buenos Aires, where she also published opinion pieces in the Buenos Aires Herald. She was a recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2007.
Paulo Sotero: He currently serves as director of the Brazil Institue of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. For 17 years, he served as a Washington correspondent for Estado de S.Paulo. He served as adjunct lecturer at the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He received a Maria Moors Cabot Prize special citation in 1987.