Hartford Courant Journalist to Receive Moses Berkman Journalism Award

Tom Condon has been a Reporter, Columnist, Chief Editorial Writer

What: Award-winning journalist Tom Condon, a veteran of The Hartford Courant, is the fifth recipient of Trinity’s Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award, given in recognition of Condon’s “exceptional career as a journalist, editor, and columnist.” Condon will deliver a lecture, “Hiding in the Shower and Other Stories from the Connecticut Beat.” His talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at the Faculty Club adjacent to Mather Hall. Dinner, by invitation only, will be at Hamlin Hall at 6 p.m.

When:  Tuesday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: McCook Auditorium on the Trinity campus, 300 Summit Street.

Background: A native of New London and graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut School of Law and a member of the Connecticut Bar, Condon joined the staff of The Courant in 1971 after serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Army intelligence officer.

Over the past 41 years, Condon has served in a wide variety of reporting and editing positions at The Courant, including general assignment reporter, New Haven bureau chief, special projects editor, city columnist, editorial page columnist and writer and chief editorial writer. The Hartford Courant, a Pulitzer Prize-winning metropolitan daily, is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the country.

Condon has won more than 30 journalism and community awards, among them the New England Society of Newspaper Editors Master Reporter, the 2007 American Planning Association Journalism Award and the 2008 Allan B. Rogers Editorial Award from the New England Newspaper Association. This year, Condon won the National Headliners Award (first place for editorial writing) and two awards from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He was also named “Irishman of the Year” by the Greater Hartford Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Condon is the author of School Rights, a book about parent activism in schools. He and his wife, Anne, are the authors of Legal Lunacy, a book about funny laws. Condon’s work has appeared in Northeast magazine, Family Life, The Harvard Business Review, and The International Herald Tribune.

The Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award is supported by The Moses and Florence Berkman Endowed Fund at Trinity in honor of the late Moses Berkman ’20, who was an outstanding journalist who worked at The Hartford Times as a political correspondent, columnist, and editorial writer from the early 1920s until 1956.

For more information, please contact Christine McMorris at 860-297-2353 or at Christine.McMorris@trincoll.edu.