Sperber Prize

The Department of Communications and Media Studies congratulates the 2016 winner of the annual Ann M. Sperber Prize, Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel.

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). Through the generous support of Ann’s mother, Lisa, the prize was established to promote and encourage other fine biographical works that focus on a media professional. We believe that Ann’s biography of Murrow set an example for meticulous research and finely crafted writing in the field of biography scholarship. The book received numerous awards and was a finalist in 1987 for the Pulitzer Prize.

To Apply

Please contact Professor Brian Rose for details on the application.
Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
45 Columbus Ave. NY, NY, 10023
Phone: 212-636-6277
Email: rose@fordham.edu