Roger Ebert has been named the 2014 recipient of the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.
Roger Ebert joined elite company Tuesday when the late, great film critic was named the 2014 recipient of the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.
Ebert (University of Illinois Class of '64) became the first UI alumnus to win. His widow, Chaz, will accept the honor in Chicago on Feb. 11. She'll be in Champaign-Urbana on April 23-27 to emcee the 16th edition of Ebertfest at the Virginia Theatre.
Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post during the Watergate era
Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author
Gay Talese, best-selling author who helped define literary journalism
Nina Totenberg, NPR's award-winning legal affairs/Supreme Court correspondent
Mike Wallace, late, legendary "60 Minutes" correspondent who died in 2012