July 19, 2011

Freivogel Awarded Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism

Margaret Wolf Freivogel, founding editor of the St. Louis Beacon will be honored this fall with the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Four media leaders, two news organizations and a public relations expert will be awarded alongside Freivogel, including Mark Russel, Editor of the Orlando Sentinel, and Mario R. Garcia, a designer for multi platform news presentation, and investigative news TV series FRONTLINE.

“I'm deeply grateful to the University of Missouri for this award and to my colleagues at the St. Louis Beacon, in INN and elsewhere who are engaged in creating new news organizations,” Freivogel told INN. “We have a tremendous opportunity to combine the best of traditional journalism with the best of digital technology and other innovations. And I think this award recognizes the importance and urgency of the work.”

The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded its Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism since 1930. Medalists are selected by the School faculty and are based on lifetime or superior achievement. Reporters, business leaders and media organizations are among those who qualify for the award.

Past honorees include Tom Brokaw, Christiane Amanpour, and Sir Winston Churchill.