Moses Berkman Award Presented to David D. Kirkpatrick of the New York Times

Middle East Correspondent Chosen for Integrity, Insight, Journalistic Excellence

Hartford, CT, November 5, 2014 – David D. Kirkpatrick, Middle East correspondent and Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, was honored at Trinity College on Wednesday, October 29, with the sixth Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award.

 L-R: Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney; David D. Kirkpatrick; and Mark Silk, director, Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and professor of religion in public life
(Photo by John Atashian)

The Berkman Award is given every other year to a journalist who best exemplifies the excellence and commitment of Moses Berkman, Trinity College Class of 1920, who was an influential reporter, political correspondent, and editorial writer for the Hartford Times from 1922 to 1956. The award, which was presented to Kirkpatrick by Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, is supported by The Moses and Florence Berkman Endowed Fund.

Kirkpatrick, who has covered everything from the Arab Spring to today’s battle with ISIS, gave a talk entitled “From Baghdad to Benghazi: Covering Political Islam for the New York Times.”  Read an article by Duncan Grimm ’15, who covered Kirkpatrick’s lecture for the College’s student newspaper, the Trinity Tripod. View photos from the talk and the award presentation.