Five Finalists Announced for the Inaugural Morley Safer Award

The Briscoe Center has announced five finalists for the first Morley Safer Award for Outstanding Reporting. The award, created in partnership with the family of the late CBS News correspondent Morley Safer, recognizes a story or series of stories that reflects Safer’s journalistic legacy.

“We are delighted to have such an exceptionally worthy group of finalists for the inaugural Morley Safer Award,” said Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center. “Our jury panel faced a difficult challenge in selecting these five finalists from the many excellent submissions.”

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2019 Call for Entries has closed

Thanks to all those who applied. First impressions: this is an outstanding crop of work. Jurors will meet later this spring to select finalists. An announcement will follow in May. The Morley Safer Award recipient will be honored at a lunch in Manhattan on October 18. More to follow.

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Morley Safer Award for Outstanding Reporting Announces Call for Entries


Austin, TX—The Morley Safer Award for Outstanding Reporting announces its inaugural call for entries. A program of The University of Texas at Austin’s Briscoe Center for American History, where Safer’s archival papers are preserved, the Safer Award seeks to recognize a story or series of stories of creativity, vision and integrity. Applicants have until midnight on February 28, 2019, to submit their entries through this site.

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Briscoe Center Announces Steering Committee for the Morley Safer Award

The Briscoe Center proudly announces the eight-person steering committee that will govern the Morley Safer Award for Outstanding Reporting. The Safer Award seeks to recognize a story or series of stories of creativity, vision and integrity.

Morley Safer Award Steering Committee

“We want to honor reporters who embody Morley’s journalisticlegacy,” said Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center, where Safer’sarchival papers are preserved.

The steering committee comprises Dr. Carleton, Lynn Goldberg, JohnMarks, Dr. Kathleen McElroy, Dr. Horace Newcomb, Jane Safer, Sarah Safer, and Mark Updegrove.

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