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2010 Special Honors

Paul Delaney
Lifetime Achievement Winner
Fifty daily newspapers rejected Paul Delaney after he graduated from Ohio State University's journalism school in 1958. More than 50 years later, he is the 2010 NABJ Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for his extraordinary contribution to the enrichment, understanding or advancement of black life and culture. Read More

Soledad O'Brien
Journalist of the Year
As the face of CNN's celebrated "In America" franchise, Soledad O'Brien has used her platform and sound journalism to provide balanced and compassionate insight to the black experience. Read More

James Hawkins
Educator the Year

A college school dean typically develops academic policies, budgets and programs and appoints faculty committees. But it doesn't end there for NABJ Educator of the Year James Hawkins, dean of the Florida A&M University School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. Read More

Philip Lucas
Student Journalist of the Year

Until a few years ago, Philip Lucas did not even aspire to attend college. That changed after he enrolled in a journalism class "just for fun" as a sophomore at Franklin High School in Seattle. Read More

Paula Madison
Legacy Award Winner

As a student at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, Paula Madison inspired a bout of derisive laughter when she told a guidance counselor that she aspired to attend an Ivy League or Seven Sisters college. Read More

Michael Feeney
Emerging Journalist of the Year

Young newspaper reporters assigned to dangerous beats are commonly made aware of the hazards within. Part of the job's appeal is proximity to the action. However, few journalists expect to experience the same misfortune that catalyzes their stories. Read More

Michelle Singletary
Community Service Award Winner

Nationally syndicated columnist and personal-finance guru Michelle Singletary will soon go to prison. It won't be the first time. Singletary volunteers to teach money management to incarcerated men and women every month. Read More


NBC Universal
Best Practices

NBC Universal's commitment to diversity penetrates each dimension of the company's news operations and local television stations, from hiring practices to news programming to infrastructure, as it strives to reflect the demographics of those it serves.

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