Kristof to receive Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism

first_img Read Full Story Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist for The New York Times, will address an audience of students, faculty, journalists and members of the public on Tuesday, March 5, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, and is sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.“Nick Kristof is one of the most inspiring journalists of our time,” said Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center. “His work’s great power is that it awakens passion and concern in others.”Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since 2001, writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. Kristof won the Pulitzer Prize two times, in 1990 and 2006. In 2012, he was a Pulitzer finalist in Commentary for his 2011 columns that often focused on the disenfranchised in many parts of the world.Past recipients of the Goldsmith Career Award include Alan Rusbridger, Seymour Hersh, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Jennings, Gwen Ifill, David Fanning and Daniel Schorr. The Goldsmith Awards also include a major prize for investigative reporting and two book prizes.last_img read more

UK Top 5 commits to ‘clear responsibilities’ on problem gambling support

first_img Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Advancing UK betting’s social responsibility agenda, bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Betting & Gaming and GVC Holdings have this morning committed to a ‘package of safer gambling measures and support for problem gamblers’.The ‘UK Top 5’ directive follows discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on social and safer gambling responsibilities.The package of measures aims to fund an ‘expansion of treatment for problem gamblers’ and initiatives to create a safer gambling environment.Peter Jackson – Flutter EntertainmentOn funding, the betting groups pledge to carry out their previously announced ‘tenfold commitment’ of increasing the voluntary levy on betting profits from 0.1% to 1% gross-gaming-yield, targeting a combined £60 million in funding by 2023.Speaking on behalf of the companies, Peter Jackson, Group Chief Executive of Flutter Entertainment, said:“This is an unprecedented level of commitment and collaboration by the leading companies in the British betting and gaming sector to address gambling-related harm and promote safer gambling.“The whistle-to-whistle advertising ban was a good start, now we are funding a significant expansion in treatment and we continue to work on a number of areas of collaboration and best practice.  Our aim is nothing less than a step change in how we tackle gambling-related harm.”The collective details that treatment is central to its enhanced measures, as the five companies commit to spending a ‘cumulative £100 million on treatment over the next four years’.Tackling any public concerns, the betting groups pledge to be transparent on their funding commitments, with progress on directives reported through ‘annual assurance statements’ provided to the UK Gambling Commission.A further new directive sees the betting groups commit to deeper data sharing on problem gamblers helping support of UK betting’s new self-exclusion programme GAMSTOP.Lord Chadlington is a Conservative peer who has been a leading advocate for safer gambling measures.He said: “This initiative should ensure that the necessary reforms to protect the young and vulnerable particularly with the growth of online gambling will be rooted in independent research – on everything from online gambling harms to associated suicide. That evidence base should also be used for education and for treatment.“We must be certain that through the consultation process, a means is secured for the funds to be administered and the programmes evaluated, independent of the contributing companies and the gambling industry as a whole.” Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more