04/12/2005 - Bart Richards Award Honors State Of The News Media Report
A report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism has earned Penn State’s 2004 Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism. "The State of the News Media 2004: An Annual Report on American Journalism" represents a "comprehensive attempt to assess the health of American journalism," according to Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
According to judges for the award, the report provided a "comprehensive, important and seminal" look at the media.
"This report is mind-boggling in its comprehensiveness," said Gene Foreman, the Foster Professor of Communications at Penn State, an internal screener for the award and the long-time managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer. "The report documents trends in both the practice of journalism and the public's media use. Since these trends are bound to impact the practice of democratic government in the United Sates, the significance of the work cannot be overstated."
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