Missouri School of Journalism honors British, Ukrainian papers

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | 5:57 p.m. CDT; updated 6:11 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

COLUMBIA — The British newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of secret U.S. government surveillance is among this year's recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

The Missouri School of Journalism presents the medal annually in recognition of superior or lifetime achievement.

Last year's winners

Carol Guzy and Aye Aye Win were among last year's recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, according to previous Missourian reporting.

Guzy, a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Washington Post, has witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall and has documented the state of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Guzy highlights five photographs and discusses the stories behind her images.

Win reported on political uprisings and protests in Myanmar despite the risk and difficulty involved. Her advice to student journalists? "Stay safe and be truthful."

The school cited the Guardian newspaper for its coverage of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Also being honored is Ukraine's Kyiv Post, an English-language weekly, for its work chronicling the political turmoil that swept the country's president from power.

The other medalists are former Wall Street Journal editor and New York Times ombudsman Byron Calame; National Public Radio host Audie Cornish; retired MU journalism professor Steve Kopcha; documentary filmmaker Eugene Richards; and Wired magazine.

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