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Honoring work that embodies the highest principles of journalism, including truth, accuracy, fairness and context, DePaul University’s Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence recognized veteran journalist Bill Whitaker and alumna Heidi Wigdahl at their April 28, 2022 award ceremony. Whitaker received the 2022 Distinguished Journalist Award and Wigdahl the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Additionally, Newton Minow received the inaugural Distinguished Mentor Award.
Whitaker career spanned more than 50 years in TV news, including more than three decades in Chicago. He is known for deftly handling difficult breaking news coverage. Wigdahl, who graduated from DePaul with a bachelor’s degree in political science, has investigated police misconduct while covering crime and breaking news at the Chicago Tribune.
Center co-directors Carol Marin and Don Moseley presented the awards at a virtual event. Previous recipients of the award include:
Originally published in the DePaul Newsroom