CBS News Snags Two duPont Awards For Broadcast Journalism

CBS News and six local television stations will be among the recipients of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards honoring outstanding work in broadcast journalism at a ceremony later this month.

Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism today announced the winners of the 2010 duPont Awards, which include a first ever prize for Web-based production, awarded to MediaStorm, a multimedia production studio.

CBS News will take home two awards, one recognizing Katie Couric’s interviews with Sarah Palin and a second honoring the network’s report “Children of the Recession.” NPR, HBO and American Radioworks are also among the winners, along with several local television stations — the highest number ever to win duPont awards in more than two decades.

The winners will receive their prizes, gold or silver batons, at an award ceremony on January 21 at Columbia, hosted by PBS’ Gwen Ifill. NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel will also be on hand to help present the awards.

A full list of the winners, after the jump

American RadioWorks, Michael Montgomery & Joshua E. S. Phillips
What Killed Sergeant Gray?

CBS News & Katie Couric
The Sarah Palin Interviews

CBS News
CBS Reports: Children of the Recession

HBO & Edet Belzberg
The Recruiter

KHOU-TV, Houston & Mark Greenblatt
Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard

KMGH-TV, Denver & Tony Kovaleski
33 Minutes to 34 Right

MediaStorm & Jonathan Torgovnik
Intended Consequences

NPR, Michele Norris & Steve Inskeep
The York Project: Race and the 2008 Vote

POV, Elizabeth Farnsworth & Patricio Lanfranco
The Judge and the General, on PBS

WCAX-TV, Burlington & Kristin Carlson
Foreigners on the Farm

WGBH, Boston, FRONTLINE/World, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Dan Edge
PAKISTAN: Children of the Taliban, on PBS

WSVN-TV, Miami, Carmel Cafiero & Anthony Pineda
Pill Mills

WTVF-TV, Nashville & Phil Williams
General Sessions Court

WWL-TV, New Orleans
NOAH Housing Program Investigation