Wallace To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Chris Ariens 

60 Minutes man Mike Wallace will be the first recipient of the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. Craig Chamberlin of the U of I News Bureau writes, “the prize honors individuals whose career contributions to public affairs reporting represent the highest and best achievements of American journalism.”

The recipient is selected by the University of Illinois journalism faculty to honor “work that consistently served as a beacon for other journalists, set the highest standards of excellence in the field, and placed the public good and public awareness before all else.”

The award will be presented Saturday night in New York.