NPR News said it was chosen for a 2007 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its coverage of Iraq.
Thirty journalists were named for the award. This is NPR’s 21st “Silver Baton” and the second for its coverage of Iraq; the other was awarded in 2004.
NPR was chosen from among 526 entries. Awards were presented this week at Columbia University in New York. Senior Foreign Correspondent Anne Garrels accepted for NPR. Scott Simon, host of “Weekend Edition Saturday,” served as a co-host of the ceremony.
The NPR journalists honored were correspondents Deb Amos, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, Anne Garrels, Michele Kelemen, Peter Kenyon, Philip Reeves, Mike Shuster, Jamie Tarabay, Ivan Watson, Eric Westervelt and Steve Inskeep; producers Tom Bullock, Dianna Douglas, Neal Carruth, JJ Sutherland, Jim Wallace and Robert Duncan; Mideast editor Doug Roberts; senior foreign editor Loren Jenkins; Managing Editor Barbara Rehm; and NPR Baghdad bureau staff Isra Rubaie, Abdulla Mizead, Kais Jalele, Saleem Amer, Sa’ad Qasm, Vahram Epikan, Ahmed Hashim, Ahmed Qusay, Abu Ali Salman Daoud and Abu Hider Abdul Qatar Ahmed.