A record-breaking number of alumni returned to the Journalism School over the weekend of April 20-21 to celebrate Alumni Weekend, the official launch of the year-long centennial celebration. A highlight of the weekend was the presentation of Alumni Awards at the Saturday Low Library Lunch to: Gail Collins (Knight-Bagehot Fellow) ’82, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and the first woman ever appointed editor of The Times’ editorial page; Lolis Eric Elie ’86, story editor and staff writer for the HBO series “Treme”; John Fialka ’62, editor of ClimateWire, an Internet newsletter devoted to the myriad issues surrounding global warming; and Simon Li ’70, editor and leadership consultant and a vice chairman of the board of the International Press Institute, who had a newspaper career spanning 42 years, the last 23 of them with the Los Angeles Times, where he was an assistant business editor, foreign editor and assistant managing editor.

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