From the Publisher - 1992-02-24
Less than two months into 1992, well before the opening of the main season for journalistic awards, and we have already bagged a big one. The American Society of Journalists and Authors has selected associate editor Richard Behar for its Conscience in Media Award, in recognition of his expose of the Church of Scientology in the May 6, 1991, issue. The award, honoring "those who have ^ demonstrated singular commitment to the highest principles of journalism at notable personal cost or sacrifice," has been conferred only seven times previously in the 17 years it has existed. Needless to say, we are delighted and proud.