In an unusual pairing, The Daily Beast/Newsweek‘s Tina Brown will emcee an international media event in November where ABC’s Christiane Amanpour is scheduled to receive an award for her current work at ABC’s “This Week” and 27 years at CNN.
The International Center for Journalists is hosting the dinner and honoring Amanpour.
The canned quotes in the press release help explain the matching: “Christiane and Tina set the benchmarks for journalism excellence around the world,” said ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan. “Christiane has provided unparalleled on-the-scene reports of major world events, including the Egyptian revolution this year. And Tina is a stellar editor and innovator who is creating sustainable, successful models for the news industry.”
Two other “exceptional” journalists are also going to win Knight International Journalism awards at this event, but they haven’t yet been announced. We know the news is early. We’ll remind you again in November.