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.
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.