The Afternoon Ticker: Williams, Knight, Walters

By Chris Ariens 

  • Brian Williams will receive the 2014 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award from Temple University in September. Williams joins Anderson Cooper, Robin Roberts and Matt Lauer who have previously won the award presented by the School of Media and Communication.

  • The Knight Foundation has announced 19 winners of the Knight News Challenge with total awards of $3.47 million. The New York Public Library, Digital Public Library of America and Journalism Development Network are among the winners.

  • Barbara Walters interviewed Peter Rodger, the father of Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six people, and himself near the campus of  UC Santa Barbara last month. Walters came out of retirement to conduct the interview, which will air this Friday on “20/20.”