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Cochran, Dolan, to Receive Awards at The Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

FOR RELEASE: August 29, 2001

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute
703-243-5700

 

Washington, August 29, 2001 – Barbara Cochran and Charles Dolan have been selected as award recipients for The Media Institute's annual Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet.

Cochran, the president of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, will receive the Freedom of Speech Award, which is presented to an individual whose efforts have helped to advance freedom of expression. Dolan, chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation, will be honored with the American Horizon Award, given annually to recognize leadership in promoting the vitality and independence of American media and communications.

The Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet will be held on October 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Susanna Coto at 202-298-7512 or info@mediainstitute.org.