Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting

The oldest of the Institute's annual public affairs activities, the Weintal Fund awards scholarships to MSFS students and bestows prizes for diplomatic reporting. These programs were endowed by the late Edward Weintal, a Polish diplomat and diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek Magazine. The Edward Weintal Prize is presented to one or more journalists for distinguished reporting on foreign policy and diplomacy. The award is open to journalists in both print and broadcast media. 

Edward Weintal Scholars

The Weintal Trust also provides two-year scholarships for graduate students in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program. The 2014-2015 scholars are Michaella Seaman, class of 2015, and Marcela Valdivia Correa, class of 2016.

2013

The Changing Landscape of Journalism and The Future of Foreign Reporting
Tom Brokaw

On April 15, 2013 the thirty-eighth Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting was presented to Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent. 

Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.

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2013 - The Changing Landscape of Journalism and The Future of Foreign Reporting
Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent
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1995 - America's Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs Reporting, and Diplomatic Capital
Dr. Peter F. Krogh, Dean, School of Foreign Service

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Previous Winners of the Weintal Prize

2011
John Pomfret
, Foreign Correspondent for The Washington Post 
Dexter Filkins, Staff Writer for The New Yorker 
ForeignPolicy.com & Susan Glasser, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy 

2010
Steve Coll
, President of The New America Foundation 
Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for ABC News 

2009
Deborah Amos
, International Correspondent on the Middle East for NPR
Jane Mayer, Staff Writer at The New Yorker 
Carol Giacomo, Foreign Affairs Member of the Editorial Board for The New York Times 
H.D.S. Greenway, Columnist for Foreign Affairs 

2008
Trudy Rubin
, Foreign Affairs Columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer 
Margaret Warner, Senior Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour
Special Citation:
Walter Pincus
, Reporter for The Washington Post 

2007
Carlotta Gall
, Reporter for The New York Times 
Anthony Shadid, Islamic Affairs Correspondent for The Washington Post 
Special Citations:
Jonathan Landay &  Warren Strobel
, Senior National Security Correspondent and Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers 
Martin Smith, Senior Producer at PBS's FRONTLINE

2006
Anne Garrels
, Foreign Correspondent for NPR   
George Packer
, Staff Writer for The New Yorker
Special Citations:
Christiane Amanpour
, Chief International Correspondent for CNN
Garry Trudeau, Cartoonist 

2005
John F. Burns
, Chief of Baghdad Bureau for The New York Times 
Seymour Hersh, Contributor to The New Yorker 
Special Citations:
David Ignatius
, Columnist for The Washington Post 
Bernard Kalb, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs 

2004
David Sanger
, White House Correspondent for The New York Times 
Steven Weisman, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for The New York Times 
Special Citation:
Daniel Schorr
, Senior News Analyst for NPR

2003
Karen DeYoung
, National Editor for The Washington Post 
Carla Anne Robbins, News Editor for The Wall Street Journal

2002
Daniel Pearl (Posthumously)
, South Asia Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal 
Lois Raimondo, Staff Photographer for The Washington Post 

2001
Peter Jennings
, Anchor of World News Tonight 
Robin Wright, Diplomatic Correspondent for The Washington Post 

2000
Betsy Hiel
, Foreign Correspondent for The Pittsburg Tribune-Review 
Jim Wooten, Foreign Correspondent for ABC News 

1999
Tom Fenton
, London Bureau Chief of CBS News
Jim Mann, Diplomatic Correspondent and Foreign Affairs Columnist for The Los Angeles Times 
Special Citation:
Kenneth W. Thompson
, Director of the University of Virginia's Miller Center 

1998
Peter Arnett
, Foreign Correspondent for CNN
Christopher Dickey, Foreign Correspondent for The Washington Post 
Alessandra Stanley, Co-chief of Moscow Bureau for The New York Times 
Special Citation:
Benjamin Welles
, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs 

1997
Thomas L. Friedman
, Foreign Affairs Columnist for The New York Times 
Bob Simon, Correspondent for 60 Minutes 

1996
Barry Schweid
, Reporter for The Associated Press
Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent for CNN
Mike Hanna, Middle East Bureau Chief for CNN
Special Citation:
David D. Newsom
, Former Ambassador and Columnist for The Christian Science Monitor

1995
Barrie Dunsmore
, Fellow at the Center for the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University 
Daniel Southerland, Former Beijing Bureau Chief for The Washington Post 
Special Citation:
Peter F. Krogh
, Dean of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service

1994
R. W. Apple, Jr.
, Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times 
Ralph Begleiter, World Affairs Correspondent for CNN

1993
Don Oberdorfer
, President of the Overseas Writers Association 
Sylvia Poggioli, European Correspondent for NPR

1992
Peter Gumbel
, Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal 
Gerald Seib, Political Editor for The Wall Street Journal 
Robert MacNeil, Anchor of The PBS NewsHour 
James Lehrer, Anchor of The PBS NewsHour 
Special Citation:
James Reston
, Former Columnist and Editor for The New York Times 

1991
Peter Jennings
, Anchor of World News Tonight
Caryle Murphy, Cairo Bureau Chief of The Washington Post 

1990
Vitaly Korotich
, Editor-in-Chief of Ogonyok Magazine 
Ted Turner, Founder of CNN 
Special Citation:
Paul H. Nitze
, Special Advisor to President Reagan on Arms Control 

1989
Linda Cavanaugh
, Anchor of KFOR-TV
Dana Fowler, Executive Producer of KFOR-TV
Tony Stizza, Photographer for KFOR-TV
James H. McCartney, Reporter and Columnist for Knight Rider 
Special Citation:
Allen Neuharth
, Founder of USA TODAY

1988
Elizabeth Drew
, Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker 
Cokie Roberts, Contributor to The PBS NewsHour 
John Walcott, National Security Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal 
Judy Woodruff, Chief Washington Correspondent for The PBS NewsHhour 
Special Citation:
John P. Wallach
, Foreign Editor of Hearst Newspapers 

1987
Alan Berlow
, Freelance Journalist 
Bill Buzenberg, Vice President of News for NPR 
Jon M. Sawyer, Staff Reporter for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Special Citation:
Bernard M. Gwertzman
, Author of Fulbright: The Dissenter 

1986
Ted Koppel
, Anchor on Nightline 
Doyle McManus, Washington Columnist for The Los Angeles Times 
Robert C. Toth, Moscow Correspondent for The Los Angeles Times
Special Citation  (Posthumously):
Joseph Kraft
, Foreign Affairs and National Security Correspondent for The Los Angeles Times 
Special Citation:
Cord Meyer
, Columnist for The Washington Times 

1985
Tom Brokaw
, Anchor of NBC Nightly News 
Bryant Gumbel, Anchor of The Today Show 
John Hart, Correspondent for NBC Nightly News
Marvin Kalb, Moderator of Meet the Press
Garrick Utley, News Anchor of Sunday Today
David Ignatius, Reporter for The Wall Street Journal 
Special Weintal Certificate:
Strobe Talbott
, Correspondent on Soviet-American Relations for Time Magazine 

1984
Dusko Doder
, Foreign Correspondent for The Washington Post 
Bernard M. Gwertzman, Foreign Correspondent for The New York Times 
Special Weintal Certificate of Respect:
Georgie Anne Geyer
, Foreign Affairs Reporter for The Chicago Daily News 
Distinguished Diplomat Award:
Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
, Former U.S. Secretary of State 

1983
William Beecher
, Columnist for The Boston Globe 
Andrew Stern
, Correspondent for Thomson Reuters 

1982
Don Oberdorfer
, Diplomatic Correspondent for The Washington Post 
Henry Trewhitt
Special Citation:
John Chancellor
, Anchor of NBC Nightly News 

1981
John Carson-Parker
G. Thomas Gibson
Geoffrey Godsell
, Overseas News Editor for The Christian Science Monitor 
David K. Willis, Author of Klass: How Russians Really Live
Special Citation
Gerard C. Smith
, Former North American Chairman of the Trilateral Commission 

1980
Karen Elliott House
, Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal
Jonathan Randal, Foreign Correspondent for The United Press, The Press Herald, The New York Times, and The Washington Post 
Strobe Talbott, Correspondent on Soviet-American Relations for Time Magazine 
John P. Wallach, Foreign Editor for Hearst Newspapers 
Special Citation:
Henry A. Kissinger
, Former U.S. Secretary of State 

1979
Richard Dudman
, Chief Washington Correspondent for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Joseph Harsch, Reporter for The Christian Science Monitor 

1978
Flora Lewis
, Foreign and Diplomatic Correspondent for The New York Times 
Keyes Beech, Foreign Correspondent for The Los Angeles Times 
Special Citations:
Eric Sevareid
, Reporter for CBS News 
C. L. Sulzberger
, Foreign Correspondent for The New York Times 

1977
John Midgley
, Washington Correspondent for The Economist 
Adelbert de Segonzac, Washington Correspondent for France-Soir
Werner Imhoof, Chief Washington Correspondent for Neue Zurcher Zeitung

1976
Peter Lisagor
, Washington Bureau Chief of The Chicago Daily News 

1975
Chalmers Roberts
, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for The Washington Post