for best editorial/opinion piece was shared by Karlis Rokpelnis ’09 for his
piece “Whitman’s uber-liberalism assumption: In response to Lucie Dufkova’s
‘Pop that liberal bubble,’” which was published in the Feb. 1, 2007, issue of
the Pioneer; and Sophie Johnson ’08 for “My country ‘tis of thee: Sweet land of
liberty,” which was published in the Oct. 12, 2006, issue of the Pioneer.
Johnson also received the award for best news/sports story for “’Blackface’
incident ignites campus,” which ran in the Oct. 26, 2006, issue of the Pioneer.
Best feature story went to Alex Frank ’08 for “Mike Park: A portrait of punk’s
perfect outcast,” which ran in the April 20, 2006, issue of the student
newspaper. Daniel Bachhuber ’10 won for best photojournalism with a photo of an
alumnus which was published in a Feb. 8, 2007 issue.
White House correspondent Helen Thomas presented the 2007 Hosokawa Lecture,
“Front Row at the White House,” to a packed and enthusiastic Cordiner crowd Feb.
Hosokawa Lecture and the Journalism Awards honor Robert R. Hosokawa, a 1940
Whitman graduate who enjoyed a long career in journalism, corporate
communications and education. After graduating from Whitman with honors in
English, Hosokawa was considering law school when he and other
Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps at the start of World War
II. He and his wife were allowed to leave their internment camp in
now retired and living in
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