Newmark J-School Honors Italy's Borrometi

Oct 03, 2019 239

Italian journalist Paolo Borrometi, known for his reporting on the Sicilian mafia, received the 2019 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism at a ceremony at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism on Sept. 25. The award, established in 2008, honors reporters and editors who have demonstrated a commitment to fairness, accuracy and speaking truth to power, and a matching commitment to asserting the right to publish or air that story in countries where independent media is under threat.

Borrometi has won numerous prizes in Italy, including the “Cavaliere dell’Ordine al merito della Repubblica italiana,” presented to him in 2015 by Italian President Sergio Mattarella. Following the award ceremony, a panel was held that addressed “The Danger of Reporting Hidden Truths.”

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