Missouri School of Journalism honors media leaders, Slate

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 | 8:42 a.m. CDT; updated 10:02 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 20, 2009

COLUMBIA — Six media leaders and the online news magazine Slate will receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Faculty of the Missouri School of Journalism select the medalists. The winners are scheduled to lecture Tuesday before receiving the awards at an evening ceremony.

The 2009 medalists are Mazhar Abbas of Pakistan; Advertising Age editor-in-chief Rance Crain; Missouri Press Association executive director Doug Crews; photographer Bill Eppridge; retired Missouri journalism professor Rod Gelatt; former Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell; and Slate, which will be represented by editor David Plotz.


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