2016 Zenger Freedom of the Press Award Dinner


    This year’s honoree is Washington Post investigative reporter Dana Priest, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.  She will be talking about her 2 Putlitzer Prize-winning investigations (see info below).

    Dana Priest
    Dana Priest

    Tickets for the Zenger reception and dinner are $85 per person ($35 is tax-deductible), or $1,000 per table ($500 is tax-deductible).  This dinner will be at the Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd. Reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

    You can pay for tickets online through the UA Foundation at uafoundation.org/netcommunity/events/2016ZengerDinner.

    Or you can purchase tickets through the mail by sending a check to:

    University of Arizona School of Journalism
    Marshall Building Room 334
    Tucson, AZ 85721-0158

    Make the check payable to “UA Foundation/Journalism” and put “Zenger Dinner” in the memo area.

    For more information, email the School of Journalism atjournal@email.arizona.edu or call 520-621-7556 or 520-626-3079.

    “Given by the school since 1954, the Zenger award honors journalists who fight for freedom of the press and the people’s right to know.

    Priest won Pulitzer Prizes in 2006 for uncovering secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe in and in 2008 for reporting on deplorable conditions for veterans at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.”

    From: www.journalism.arizona.edu

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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