Morley Safer was a leading television journalist of the twentieth century with a long history at CBS News reporting on stories across the globe with his trademark wit. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with the Safer family established the Morley Safer Award for Outstanding Reporting.
The Morley Safer Award honors reporting that displays integrity, tenacity, and audacity. The reporting may be in any medium: print, broadcast, radio, or digital. The jury looks for work that honors Safer’s journalistic priorities: challenging conventional thinking, illuminating overlooked stories, embracing history, and a dedication to precise and elegant language. The Morley Safer Award is supported by the Safer family and philanthropic contributions.