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Sperber Prize

The Department of Communications and Media Studies congratulates the 2021 winners of the annual Ann M. Sperber Prize, Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It by Lesley Blume and Black Radical The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Kerri Greenidge.


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.

The Sperber Podcasts are available on these podcast platforms:

The Sperber Podcasts are also on YouTube:

To Apply

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