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Columbia University names winners of 2006 broadcast journalism award

Columbia University last week announced 13 winners of the 2006 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for broadcast journalism.

Six of the winners are investigative reports produced by networks, cable news and local television stations reporting on issues, such as terrorism, Wal-Mart's business practices and corruption in municipal government. CNN and ABC News also received awards for live coverage of international events, the 2004 tsunami disaster and the death of Pope John Paul II. Local winners include WFTS-TV, Tampa, FL; WJW, Cleveland, OH; and WPMI-TV, Mobile, AL.

Chosen from a pool of 628 radio and television news entries that aired in the United States between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2005, the winners will be presented with silver batons, the symbol for excellence in television and radio journalism, at an awards ceremony Jan. 18, 2006, at Columbia University.

To view a list of the winners, click here .

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