The University of Missouri School of Journalism has been handing out annual Medals for Distinguished Service in Journalism since 1930. Next Tuesday, it will be time to celebrate the 2016 honorees.
It’s an eclectic mix. On the organization side, there is Politico, the TV series POV and the AAF Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism. And in terms of individuals, this year’s recipients are THR and Billboard Media Group co-president Janice Min, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Metro columnist Tony Messenger and a very distinguished photographer, Rich Clarkson.
From the school’s announcement:
Clarkson has been named by American Photo magazine as one of the 50 most influential individuals in American photography. His storied career includes stints at the National Geographic Society, the Denver Post, the Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas and Sports Illustrated. He founded Denver-based Clarkson Creative in 1987 for the creation and management of unique projects based in various uses of fine photography.
He organized the photographic coverage of the Munich and Montreal Olympics for Time magazine, the Moscow Olympics for Sports Illustrated and for the Atlanta Olympic games. His company does all the photography of the 91 national championships of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Clarkson chairs the National Press Photographers Association’s Council of Presidents.
In addition to a gala banquet, next Tuesday’s festivities also include a full day of Master Classes. Min will kick things off in the morning with a session titled “The Power of Saying No: How to Gain Influence as a Journalist,” while Politico executive editor Peter Canellos will wrap it up in the afternoon with “Covering Presidential Politics: From Clinton I to Clinton II.” Congrats to all honorees.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Cuban Blogger Among Missouri School of Journalism Honorees
Image via: journalism.missouri.edu