The School of Communications presents the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award each year to honor those who have shown courage and forthrightness in preserving the rights set forth in the First Amendment. The award bears the name of the former CBS News president and champion of freedom of speech.
The School of Communications also has a Fred Friendly Professorship. The Fred Friendly Professorship is a permanent position in the School of Communications.
Past Fred Friendly First Amendment Award Recipients:
|Christiane Amanpour||Robert MacNeil|
|Tom Bettag||Bill Moyers|
|Tom Brokaw||Scott Pelley|
|David Fanning||Martha Raddatz|
|Charles Gibson||Dan Rather|
|Don Hewitt||Tim Russert|
|Gwen Ifill||Morley Safer|
|Peter Jennings||Bob Schieffer|
|Ted Koppel||Lesley Stahl|
|Steve Kroft||Mike Wallace|
|Jim Lehrer||Barbara Walters|
For more information about the annual award, please contact the School of Communications, which is located in the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center, at 203-582-8974.