Co-hosted by Scott Pelley of CBS News and Michele Norris of NPR, the 70th duPont-Columbia Awards were held on On Thursday, January 19, 2012 in Columbia University's Low Library.
Fourteen awards and one finalist were recognized in the following order of appearance:
Lara Logan, chief foreign correspodent and CBS News for "60 Minutes Relentless Enemy"
Jodie Fleischer, reporter, and WSB-TV in Atlanta for "Stealing Houses"
Byron Harris, reporter, and WFAA-TV in Dallas for "Bitter Lessons"
Danfung Dennis, director for "Hell and Back Again"
Al Jazeera English for "Faultlines Haiti --Six Months On"
The New York Times for "A Year at War"; The New York Times and The Renaud Brothers for "Surviving Haiti's Earthquake: The Children"
Media Storm and Walter Astrada for "Undesired"
WNYC's Radio Rookies (finalist) for "Coming Up in 2011"
Ailsa Chang, reporter, and WNYC Public Radio for "Alleged Illegal Searches by the NYPD"
Phil Williams, reporter, and WTVF-TV in Nashville for "Policing for Profit"
Blowback Productions, and HBO for "Triangle: Remembering the Fire"
HBO for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Head Games"
Detroit Public TV for "Beyond the Lightswitch"
WGBH-TV for "NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake"
Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent and NBC News for Coverage of the Arab Spring