Renowned CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer is the winner of the Urbino Press Award2013, presented each year to an American journalist who has shown exceptional ability in reporting our changing world. The official announcement will be made by the Italian Ambassador in the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, at a ceremony to be held on 18 April at our Embassy in Washington.
“The ceremony”, commented Ambassador Bisogniero, “is not just a recognition of Blitzer’s extraordinary talent. It is also an important opportunity for dialogue between Italy and the world of American media. This is especially true in 2013, when we are celebrating the Year of Italian Culture in the United States”.
A unique opportunity to focus media attention on the Marches and Italy
“The Urbino Press Award is a unique opportunity to focus media attention on the Marches and Italy”, stated Pietro Marcolini, Councillor for Culture in Marches Regional Government.
Organised with the support of Marches Region and the City and Province of Urbino, along with the Chamber of Commerce and the House of Piero Guidi, the initiative is chaired by Giovanni Lani. Previous winners include Diane Rehm, Michael Weisskopf, Martha Raddatz, Thomas Friedman, David Ignatius, Helene Cooper and Sebastian Rotella. Read full article, in Italian.