The Times-Picayune staff has won the Medal for Courage in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
"I have observed or been directly involved in coverage of several hurricanes. What The Times-Picayune staff endured was beyond my imagination until I saw it happen," Ellen Soeteber, former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and one of the judges of the Medill Medal, told the school's online news outlet. "They not only persevered but kept up a high level of work, despite enormous personal and professional hardships -- such as loss of homes or loved ones, and the potential loss of their city and livelihoods -- that the out-of-town media largely did not face."
Read the entire article about the award here.