Ann M. Sperber Prize

The Sperber Prize is given in honor of Ann M. Sperber, the author of the excellent biography of Edward R. Murrow, Murrow: His Life and Times (Fordham University Press). The book received numerous awards for its meticulous research and finely crafted writing and was a finalist in 1987 for the Pulitzer Prize. Through the generous support of Ann’s mother, Lisa, the prize was established to promote and encourage other outstanding biographies and memoirs related to the field of print and electronic journalism.

New Press Release for Sperber Prize!

Five authors of recent biographies and memoirs about journalism will be appearing on Season Two of the Sperber Prize Podcast from Fordham University, launching on major podcast platforms and RSS every Wednesday for five weeks beginning July 19, 2023.

Read more here: Sperber Prize Season 2

To Apply

The Sperber Prize Committee is currently considering books with 2022 copyright dates for the 2023 Sperber Book Prize.

Please contact Dr. Beth Knobel for details on the application.
Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
45 Columbus Ave. NY, NY, 10023
Phone: 718-817- 5041
Email: [email protected]

Listen to The Sperber Podcasts which offer deeper insights into the authors and their works.