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I.F. Stone Award for Journalistic Independence

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I.F. Stone Award

The I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence was presented to Jon Alpert by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. The award ceremony was held at AU in conjunction with SOC.

American University's School of Communication partnered with Harvard’s prestigious Nieman Foundation to salute award-winning documentarian Jon Alpert at AU's Katzen Arts Center for the Arts. Alpert, a forerunner of today's backpack journalists, screened clips from several of his films and discussed his passion for storytelling. The I.F. Stone Medal presentation and panel discussion was held on October 1, 2009. The transcripts for each section may include comments that were not captured on tape.

American University School of Communication Dean Larry Kirkman commemorates I.F. Stone and welcomes the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard to the SOC. Watch video or read transcript.

Presentation of the I.F. Stone Medal for Independence in Journalism by By Bob Giles, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, to award-winning documentarian Jon Alpert. Watch video or read transcript.

Filmmaker Jon Alpert, winner of the 2010 I.F. Stone Medal, talks about New York City in the 1970s. Watch video or read transcript.

Filmmaker Jon Alpert talks about his film on public hospitals in crisis. Watch video and read transcript.

Filmmaker Jon Alpert talks about his time in Nicaragua and trying to take on General Electric. Watch video or read transcript.

Filmmaker Jon Alpert talks about covering the wars in Iraq and about his family. Watch video or read transcript.