Spokane Spokesman-Review Wins 2008 Ancil Payne Award

The Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism is a small V-shaped glass object, resembling an open book standing upright.

But one inside surface is a mirror, and the other side has the award language printed in reverse type — so it can only be read by looking in the mirror.

β€œTo make good ethical decisions you really do have to look in the mirror every day,” said Tim Gleason, dean of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, who presented the Ancil Payne Awards at a ceremony on the campus in Eugene on May 8. [Read more...]