April 15, 2024

Event Coverage Highlight

Sperber Prize Ceremony and Lecture

All are invited to join as Fordham University awards the annual Sperber Book Prize, given for the best biography, autobiography or memoir in Journalism, to renowned investigative reporter Seymour Hersh.

Hersh, long-time reporter for the New Yorker and New York Times, has won nearly every prize in Journalism, including one Pulitzer, two National Magazine Awards, and five George Polk Awards. From his exposure of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam early in his career to his documenting human rights abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq later on, Hersh has set the standard for reporting information in the public interest. He is receiving the Sperber Award—named in honor of the great Murrow biographer A. M. Sperber—for his memoir Reporter.

Reception at 6 pm, followed by award ceremony and comments by Hersh.

At Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus

60th Street and Columbus Avenue

Lowenstein Hall, 12th floor lounge

All warmly welcome!