Missouri School of Journalism Honors Bill Eppridge With Medal

August 4, 2009 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

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Missouri School of Journalism Honors 7 With Medals
By E&P Staff Published: August 04, 2009

NEW YORK Six prominent media professionals and an online news outlet will receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the school announced Tuesday.
The 2009 medalists will be honored on Tuesday, Oct. 20, on the University of Missouri campus.

They include: Mazhar Abbas, a press freedom advocate in Pakistan; Rance Crain, president of Crain Communications Inc.; Doug Crews, executive director, Missouri Press Association; Photojournalist Bill Eppridge; Rod Gelatt, professor emeritus, Missouri School of Journalism; Deborah Howell, former Washington Post ombudsman and veteran Washington journalist; and Slate, a daily online magazine.

The medalists also will present classes to Missouri School of Journalism students and other guests during Oct. 20. That evening, they will be recognized at an awards banquet at the Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus.

The medalists are selected by the faculty "on the basis of lifetime or superior achievement in journalism," a release stated.

Note: see previous post about Bill Eppridge's photographs and memories from Woodstock and the 1960's.