May 23, 2024

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2023 Sperber Book Prize Awards Ceremony at Fordham University

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Join Fordham University for the awarding of its 2023 Sperber Book Prize for exceptional achievement in biography, autobiography or memoir in works about media figures.

The Sperber Prize is being awarded to Kathryn Olmsted, Professor of History, University of California at Davis, for her book The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons Who Enabled Hitler

(Yale University Press). Olmsted’s book, based on meticulous research, describes how media owners in the United States and Britain not only underplayed the Nazi threat before the outbreak of World War II but actually promoted Hitler’s leadership. 

The Sperber Prize honors Ann M. Sperber, author of the seminar biography of journalist Edward R. Murrow, Murrow: His Life and Times, one edition of which was published by Fordham University Press. 

The event is free and open to the public. Please direct questions to Sperber Prize Director and OPC Governor Beth Knobel at