NABJ Honors NPR's Norris, ESPN's Wilbon
August 11, 2009 at 7:40 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS (NABJ) announced the winners of its annual Salute to Excellence Awards at its annual convention in TAMPA SATURDAY. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO's MICHELE NORRIS (National Journalist of the Year) and ESPN "PARDON THE INTERRUPTION" co-host and WASHINGTON POST columnist MICHAEL WILBON (Lifetime Achievement Award) were among those receiving special honors at the event, as did Emerging Journalist of the Year CYNTHIA GORDY of ESSENCE magazine. Among radio winners, NPR won three awards.
"Your excellent work means so much in light of the fact that we are all doing so much more with less," said new NABJ President KATHY TIMES. "We're going to make it together. We must embrace 21st century technology."
"NABJ launched my career. It nurtured my career and it continues to stand as a beacon in my life," said NORRIS in her acceptance speech. "When they say the best days of journalism are behind us, prove them wrong."