October 17, 2003 - The Council’s website is one of four finalists for an Online Journalism Award for independent service journalism, given by the Online News Association and the USC Annenberg School for Communication, for coverage of a single topic that helps users improve the quality of their lives.
The award committee is looking in particular at the special section, The Source for Ideas and Information. Edited by former Newsweek Editor Michael Glennon, the site provides background and analysis on current crises in the Council’s signature Q&A format; in-depth interviews with leading experts conducted by former New York Times Editor Bernard Gwertzman; the Council’s acclaimed encyclopedia of terrorism; selected articles from Foreign Affairs; speeches by the president and Democratic contenders in the 2004 campaign; the most important articles and op-eds on key regions and issues; a calendar of world events; top international stories from NYTimes.com and CNN.com; and other Council content.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner in November.
Established in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a nonpartisan membership organization, publisher, and think tank, dedicated to increasing Americas understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. The Council accomplishes this mainly by promoting constructive debates, clarifying world issues, producing reports, and publishing Foreign Affairs, the leading journal on global issues.
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