The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has honored Amy Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominating committee stated: “As a journalist and independent media advocate, Amy Goodman exemplifies the ethos of I.F. Stone. By insulating herself against commercial pressures, she has fought vigilantly for a free press and has ensured that her reporting would always be done in service of speaking truth to power.”
Also honored was filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras, winner of the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. The nominating committee said this about Poitras: “Her films address complex political realities through deeply moving personal stories, allowing viewers to connect emotionally to otherwise abstract issues. Her trademark is meticulous research and extensive filming.”
Click here to learn more about the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
Watch Amy Goodman’s many interviews with Laura Poitras on Democracy Now! over the years.