Quinnipiac University annually presents the Fred Friendly Award to honor those who have shown courage in defending free speech, and getting us the news we depend on as a democracy. Past winners have included many of the top broadcasters in the United States, including folks like Tom Brokaw and Jim Lehrer. This year’s honoree was Steve Kroft.
The award dinner was tonight at the Metropolitan Club, and though I was lucky enough to receive an invite, it was not clearly “and guest,” so I decided to shy away this year. Next year, though, assuming I am lucky enough to score another invite, I’ll make my way out. It’s cool that my School does this, I think–honoring journalists is something we deserve to be proud of. I know who I would vote for next year, though it may not be considered a “safe” choice.
Update (5/23): Oops: it’s a lunch, not a dinner :).