Update: SPJ spokesman Scott Leadingham points out via e-mail that there are no hard feelings among SPJ jurors toward NBC News. Besides honoring David Barstow with a Sigma Delta Chi Award this year for his Pentagon stories, the Society also gave one to NBC Nightly News for breaking news from Afghanistan. Two of the riveting stories that were honored are here.

NBC spokesperson Allison Gollust acknowledged receipt of FCP’s inquiry about the network’s current attitude toward SPJ, but did not respond to it.


Charles Kaiser is the author of The Gay Metropolis and 1968 in America. He has been media editor for Newsweek, a member of the metro staff of The New York Times, and a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the press and book publishing. To learn more, visit charleskaiser.com.