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Home > SPJ News > SPJ announces Sigma Delta Chi Award winner for TV Feature Reporting (Network/Top 25 Markets) Category

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SPJ announces Sigma Delta Chi Award winner for TV Feature Reporting (Network/Top 25 Markets) Category

For Immediate Release:


Heather Porter, Programs Coordinator, (317) 927-8000 ext. 204
Beth King, Communications Manager, (317) 927-8000 ext. 211

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists, one of the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism-advocacy organizations, is pleased to announce the winner in the TV Feature Reporting category (Network/Top 25 Markets) for the 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

CBS News-60 Minutes was named as the recipient in the category for their piece, “The Purge.” The feature story detailed Iraq’s Christian community and the persecution it faces.

The judges said, “With this report, the 60 Minutes team demonstrated its commitment to telling a story that could easily be lost in the chaos of war coverage.”

The 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Award recipients will he honored with a framed plaque and bronze medallion during a July 11 banquet at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
When the initial list of winners was released in April, judging for this category was not yet complete.

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society first honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the organization awarded the first Distinguished Service Awards. These awards later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ and SDX, please visit


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