Keynote Speaker 2008 – Carl Bernstein

“All good reporting is the same thing: the best obtainable version of the
truth.”

With that single sentence, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Carl Bernstein summed up the importance of the journalist’s work. The keynote speaker at the Foreign Press Association’s annual scholarship awards dinner, he began his remarks by stressing the importance of mastering the skills necessary to do that work well. “The values we get at the beginning of our apprenticeship in this craft are what sustain us,” he said as he congratulated this year’s scholarship winners on their achievements.

Scholarship Winners 2008

The Foreign Press Association 2008 Scholarship Winners were ANUP KAPHLE (1ST) from Nepal, MARIWAN HAMA-SAEED (2ND) from Iraq, VINOD K. JOSE (2ND) from India, ADEOLA OLADELE (3RD) from Nigeria, LAM THUY VO (3RD) from Germany. (more…)