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Friday, January 29, 2010

KHOU's Mark Greenblatt and 11 News Defenders up for Harvard award

If you read this blog you've noticed that KHOU's Mark Greenblatt and the 11 News Defenders have walked away with a lot of honors this year. Here is one more. Just today it was announced that Greenblatt is one out of six finalists for an investigative reporting prize handed out by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government:

Mark Greenblatt
KHOU‐TV, Houston, TX
“Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard”
KHOU‐TV exposed rampant sexual discrimination, abuses of power, cover‐ups to Congress, financial corruption and theft by the National Guard’s top commanding generals. As a result, the Texas governor fired the accused commanders, the FBI and DA have launched criminal probes and three new state laws have been passed, requiring better oversight of the Guard by both the Governor’s office and the state assembly.

This is a big deal because he will be up against newspapers. Typically newspapers and TV do not compete in these type of honors. So congrats to him.

- KHOU 11 wins 2010 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award
- KHOU 11's Mark Greenblatt wins national Emmy
- Poynter Online interviews KHOU about "Under Fire" investigation COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here