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2014 Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon

The Headliners Foundation 2014 Mike Quinn Awards lunch
was held on Saturday, September 13, 2014.


R.B. Brenner, Director, UT School of Journalism at Austin Moody College and former editor at The Washington Post, was the featured speaker at the awards luncheon.

At the Awards Lunch, the 2013 Showcase Award for Enterprise and Innovation winnersCharles E. Green Award winners and 2014/2015 scholarship recipients were recognized. Brenner shared his views about pursuing depth in today’s climate of journalism, which are also expressed in his Headliners Foundation blog, with the 80 people in attendance. Brenner was most recently deputy director of Stanford’s journalism program. He was a visiting lecturer at the UT School of Journalism in the spring of 2009. That year, the Moody College presented him with the DeWitt Carter Reddick Award, which recognizes excellence in the field of communication. At The Washington Post, Brenner held several jobs, including Maryland editor, metropolitan editor, Sunday editor and deputy universal news editor. He was one of the primary editors of the newspaper’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings, awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2008.

To view a video of the luncheon presentation, click here.

Before the luncheon, the Headliners Foundation hosted a panel discussion, Investigative Reporting: How to Report the High-Impact Story. The panel was moderated by John Lumpkin, former director of the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication at Texas Christian University, Bob Schieffer, College of Communication. It featured panelists Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman; Dillon Collier, KENS 5; Terri Gruca, KVUE; and Miles Moffeit, The Dallas Morning News. To view a video of the panel discussion, click here.

Event Photos by Jim Innes, Innes International Images.