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Virtual Award Ceremony and Q&A: 2020–21 Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

This event is free, however, registration is required: 

Join the UO School of Journalism and Communication for the 2021 virtual Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism ceremony to celebrate the tough calls journalists made in the field in 2019 and 2020.


You'll hear firsthand from the 2021 winning journalists of Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica Local Initiative, who partnered to publish "Unheard," a compilation of 29 stories from women and men speaking about their experiences with sexual assault.


You’ll also hear from 2020 Payne Award winners Emily Hoerner and Rick Tulsky of Injustice Watch, who published an exposé of racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and violent social media content posted by more than 2,000 police officers around the nation. 


The winners and 2021 finalists will discuss their stories and behind-the-scenes ethical decisions during a moderated conversation and audience Q&A. The event is free, but registration is required. It will be live-streamed and recorded.

Learn more about the Payne Award:


The Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism was established in 1999 by the family of Seattle broadcasting legend Ancil Payne to honor the difficult ethical choices journalists make behind the scenes that are often invisible to the public.


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Discussion, Academic, Awards


School of Journalism and Communication

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Alumni





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