Presented annually, the Studs Terkel Media Awards honor outstanding media professionals for excellence in covering and reflecting Chicago's diverse communities.
Terkel Awards highlight reporters who take risks in covering social issues by offering new or unusual perspectives on topics of general concern, from housing to neighborhood safety and beyond. The awards honor journalists for going the extra mile in sourcing stories and thoughtful treatment of context. The awards reward a body of work rather than a single article or series, and go to journalists at any stage of their career.
This year, Community Media Workshop honored their 2008 Studs Terkel Media Award recipients Tom McNamee of the Chicago Sun-Times, Dawn Turner Trice of the Chicago Tribune, Radio Arte WRTE 95.5 FM and this year's Studs Terkel Scholarship winner Karla Dibenedetto.
Recorded Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at Chicago Cultural Center.